Sunday, 3 March 2013

Don't Like the Weather? Wait an Hour!

You may be asking yourself, "What's the big deal with a picture of snow blizzard?

Well, normally, there's no big deal at all. This is only the 3rd of March, after all, and this is Canada, and in Canada we get winters. And in winters, we get snow, and blowing snow, and some days, we even get white-outs.

Now this isn't a white-out, by any stretch of the imagination. After all, I can still see across the street ... sort of. The trailer in the picture is immediately across the street from my driveway; you can see it, and I can see it, so it's all good. Right?

I mean, if this were a real white-out, as I've seen many times before, from this angle we wouldn't even see the tree in the foreground of this picture, much less anything else.

So what's the big deal? None, but weather changes in our little corner of the world never cease to amaze me. Someone has said, "If you don't like the weather, wait an hour." I think there's some truth to that.

Less than 24 hours ago, a good friend of mine and myself went on a 220 km motorcycle trip. Yes, from this very driveway, and not from some tropical southern location.

My 2007 Vulcan Nomad, 1600cc.
Granted, yesterday we did have some rather warm weather; I think we reached a balmy +14 degrees Celsius. Oh well, am I complaining? Not for a second. Based upon some of the weather patterns the media has reported from other parts of the globe lately, I will happily put up with some of this.

Oh, and by the way, that trailer across the street? It's now a little less visible than it was when I took this picture a few moments ago. But all's good. A couple days of this, and the current forecast is for a nice weekend again, just in time for Daylight Savings Time.

Can you believe it? Next Sunday, March 10th, we turn the clocks ahead once again, which in turn means that summer is just around the corner. This in turn means, of course, riding time is also just around the corner.  How sweet is that?

Oh, and by the way, please watch out for bikers. The life you save by being careful could belong to someone near and dear to you. On behalf of all my friends who ride, "Thank you."

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