Friday, March 04, 2016

Sprinter 2016

I got to walk in Central Park in the afternoon recently and experienced that most ineffable of all the seasons, Sprinter.  And not a moment too soon - apparently it's going to be in the mid-60s by next week. And of course this has been an unusually warm winter, so we're lucky we got any Sprinter at all - we didn't in 2012.

You can tell it was Sprinter because it was sunny and bright and above freezing, but if you kept your hands out of your gloves to take photos with your iPhone for a while you definitely became uncomfortable. But meanwhile trees are getting ready to bloom, like this willow.

You can tell it's above freezing because the Canadian geese can swim around freely.

A month from now this covered walkway will actually be covered by foliage.