The third day of Spring looked more like the first day of Winter.
We woke to more snow and I was forced to take the car to work. I decided to take the long way to work so I could enjoy the sunshine and snap a few pics of my commute.
This turn is one of my favorite parts of my commute. It's a left turn from the southbound lane of Peoria Road and east onto Tangent Drive to welcome the morning sun, I ride through the trees and the road winds about a quarter mile to the next bend.
I cross this little bridge and the road opens up from the canopy of trees to the vast expanse of farmer's fields. Normally green with grass or filling the air with the aroma of meadow foam, this morning it was beautifully blanketed with snow.
The great thing about having snow around here is that nearly everyone is afraid to drive in it so the majority of the population stay to the main thoroughfares leaving the back roads all to myself.
Oh darn, a detour. Oh well, I guess the long way to work just became a little bit longer.
This stretch of road sure brought back memories of driving through Northern Alberta.
Back to the main road and nearing my office, this is not the way to clear snow from the car. Wait until they stop at the first traffic light and all that snow on the roof slides onto their windshield. Nothing is more fun than standing in the middle of a busy intersection brushing cold, heavy, wet snow from the windshield. (I'm a quick study).
So where does all that snow go at the end of the day?
My usual route home involved yet another detour, this time it was back to the main road and all the hustle and bustle of the commuter traffic.
I sure hope to be back on the bike tomorrow... but it may just be the canoe.