“Yes, I deserve a spring–I owe nobody nothing.”
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get…warmer.”
As I was waiting to leave my daughters hockey tournament on Sunday I decided to check the weather. At 7:00 pm it said a 30% of snow for Wednesday. I wake up this morning and it is now been further updated from basically nothing to now 12-16 inches! As each day has passed, the amount has kept increasing.
Although I absolutely love the winter months, it is time for Old Man Winter to retreat back to wherever it is that he comes from and let Spring take the lead.
I mean really-this is the fourth nor’easter in the last three weeks and it is getting old! It is the first day of spring!!!!!
WE NEED TO BE HIKING!!!!
“Pave your own path and be fearless.”
The West Branch Reservoir dam is located about 6 miles from my house. For most of the year it stands dormant. But when it comes alive it is something to behold.
With the copious amounts of rain and snow that we have received recently, our reservoirs are full and they have reached their peak and are now overflowing.
Approximately 10 Miles from my house is the Croton Falls Diverting Dam. Only a few times a year are we given the privilege of seeing the reservoirs water cascade over into the spillway.
When I checked the weather this morning, it said a high in the 50’s with rain after 5pm. At the start of the hike it was 46 degrees and mostly sunny. As I made my way through the park, it got cloudier and cloudier, with rain falling on me for the last 25 minutes.
With that said, it was still a beautiful hike for the 24th of February. It could have easily been 20-25 degrees colder with some type of frozen precipitation either falling or on the ground.
The parking lot at the start of the hike.
The entrance to Nirvana!
During the summer this stream was dry, even after rain storms.
A shot of some trees and the blue sky.
My favorite picture of the day!
Another photo of the snow, this time in B & W with the sun coming up to the left.
The same backyard as yesterday. The tree that was centered in the B & W photo is now to the right. What a difference a day makes! By Wednesday it will be in the 60’s.