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Suddenly Spring! Photos..

Saturday, April 27, 2013

After days, weeks and months of temperatures not even getting close to seasonal, all of a sudden it shot through the roof today! -2 C (29F) highs to 17 C (63F)!! It felt good! Lots of people were going without jackets, shorts and sandals making an appearance and tons of bicycles reappearing!
The bunnies had grass to chew on:

I got up this morning and realized the coolness coming in my window was not as harsh as it usually is. I pushed out 40 fast minutes of intervals on the elliptical, not using the right arm, but allowing it to swing back and forth in a natural runner's manner. I saw that this wouldn't bother my elbow like it does if I grip and pull the handle.
This allowed me to do 50 min of one of my favorite kickboxing videos. I can do the full range of motion, but not full force and I still get some very painful moments in certain movements. I am able to use the elbow more, but some things are still out of reach (cutting, lifting, putting on heavy or tight clothing)
I enjoyed my fast walk to the bridge club, and everyone was too hot there, the computerized temperature control couldn't handle the sudden shift of heating to needing cooling. All the doors were thrown open. I had an average game and eagerly raced back home to pack and go to Mom's. I wanted to get out on the trails.
I couldn't believe it. The large grassy area (southern exposure) that was full of snow the last time I saw it was completely bare! I made short work of traversing it to get down to the start of the trail. This is the view from the top. I had to go all the way down the gradually sloping park, around the bend to reach the trail across that road:

I got down to the river's edge, looking across at the last of the snow on the north facing river bank:

The sheltered trails still show lots of snow and reports from dog owners are to stay away from the lower off leash trail as its a quagmire of runoff, poop and pee :P
Close up of North bank:

Alas, the trail was nothing but slush and I don't have waterproof runners:

So I turned around and fast hiked over the grass up hill to home. Enjoyed watching Batman Begins and was ready for a good sleep (hopefully).
Tomorrow my sister and her family are coming in from her farm to pick up some flooring and have lunch with us and hopefully, my brother's family can join us. Going to our favorite place, the Asian Buffet, a bountiful choice of both North American and Asian cuisine freshly prepared and very tasty. You never know what they will feature, but quite often they have a baked fish dish which I will look forward to.
Finally a relaxing weekend with nothing pressing and more care and icing for my elbow and hopefully more healing and progress.
Have a great weekend all, thanks for stopping by!
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  • ENUFF81020
    I was so happy when we went from dark and dreary to sunny!
    Wish well,
    1811 days ago
    The views from your trail walk are fantastic. Enjoy your spring.
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    1849 days ago
    I miss seeing your updates on the cola and carbs! LOL
    1849 days ago
    Oh my the bunnies are so cute!
    1850 days ago
  • C8TSON
    That just sounds lovely! Love the pictures! Especially those cute little bunnies! emoticon
    1852 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Enjoyed your pix as always!!!
    1853 days ago
    Oh how wonderful when the harsh winter is over! You will be getting in alot more fun soon, and won't have to worry about slush! I know this season is short lived, and you will soak up every minute. Hope you have the BEST weekend with your family. How neat you can all get together! emoticon
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    1854 days ago
    I'm so glad you had a mostly positive day!

    We got temps in the 70's for two days in a row! How delightful! I got started on raking my yard and managed to fill my yard waste bin on the first day! Ah spring!

    I walked down to the lake today, the ice is still there, but some melting around the edges! We have passed our average "ice-out" by a week or two....

    Some crocii are blooming, but the ground is still mostly frozen, but we are finally making some progress! emoticon
    1854 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Happy Spring~!
    1854 days ago
    Sounds like a fabulous day!
    1854 days ago
    I loved to see the bunnies! They're showing up all over here now too. A good sign of Spring! I can sure enter in to your feeling of being so happy with Spring being here. Oh my, it has been quite a long Winter. I told our daughter this morning that with all the snow disappearing and the brown ground showing up, it seems like something is missing! When we saw mountains of snow all around for all those months, it does seem like something's missing! Yippee for all of us! We deserve Spring! Thanks too, sweetie for your sweet comment on my status of us enduring the tornado 29 years ago. We've always been thankful that we didn't have any kids yet! We lost 13 cows. We were in the process of building up our dairy herd. The barn went down on top of them. Half of the roof of the house blew off. So much damage and glass everywhere and tools all over the yard and meat from a freezer that we had in an attached entryway on the side of the house. Neighbor and friends ran around and helped pick up everything, raked the lawn,we'll never forget it all. Helped us clean up the whole house inside! The main thing though is that we feel we came through it all with feeling better off because of it. It was a blessing in disguise! Our system for milking cows got better and better! Have a good week-end Linda. emoticon Karen
    1855 days ago
    Glad spring is poking about. I don't think I could tolerate all that cold very much. Right now the trees are budding, the pollen is high, the sun is shining, but I won't complain. Glad you figured out a way to do your elliptical.
    1855 days ago
    The bunnies are so cute and I'm happy to hear you are having some luck with the elbow.
    Hope you have a great weekend. Here's to good food with family and great exercise outside.
    1855 days ago
    Isn't spring wonderful? Love those bunnies (I'm seeing them everywhere too!) My formerly bald cardinal has all new crest feathers, and my goldfinch matches the daffodils with summer plumage replacing the drab olive . . .

    You're a real trouper finding ways to make that elbow less hampering for you.
    1855 days ago
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    1855 days ago
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