Spring fever was evident. Kids were running around, screaming. I saw a guy ripping dead stalks from his garden. Dog walkers, bike riders, an inline skater smashed through remaining slushy covered bike path, almost dangerously. If truth be told, I wondered whether skating with a leashed dog was the smartest idea.
It's easy to cut everyone slack today. Let's face it, 55F sunshine feels pretty good. So good that my husband and I got out for our first ride together. We admired the Winooski River as we pedaled along the Intervale. The river was open water in places, however as we neared the mouth where it meets Lake Champlain, winter weather still held an icy grip. The lake looks frozen over all the way to New York.
|Looking westward, ice still covers Lake Champlain. At right, Winooski River bridge.|