Friday, January 28, 2011

Thaw

Two days ago, Cliff took the tractor out and bladed part of our walking path.  This was taken yesterday; it really made a difference in ease of walking.  


Here's what it looks like today.  


With the weather guessers predicting temperatures above fifty, we considered the possibility of a motorcycle ride.  Cliff uncovered the Gold Wing early on, started it up, and let it run awhile.  


By one o'clock, we both knew it was an impossible dream.  Oh, the temperatures were fine, but we couldn't safely get out of the driveway and onto the highway.  


The driveway is slush; it might as well be snot.  I suppose Cliff could manage to get through this mess...


But down there's the problem, where the gravel meets the highway.  


Yes, that.  To the left is the top of a hill over which cars can come at a pretty brisk speed; we wouldn't want the motorcycle to go down in this spot.  There isn't much stopping time once a car tops that hill.  So much for a ride.  


So we just stayed home, enjoyed the sunshine, and chewed our cuds.  

6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How wonderful to be getting so warm. Here it is still freezing and snowy and no sunshine either. Still very much winter. I love the pictures today. You gave me a BIG SMILE with that last one! Thank you!

TARYTERRE said...

Don't fret. It won't be long before you'll be taking that bike ride. Better to be safe for now. Smiled at your last sentence, about chewing your cuds and staying home. That's what we did today. Great photos. Send some of those higher temps to the midwest.

Margaret said...

50s is what it is here now--so much for our hard winter. Am I talking too soon and should I knock on wood? ;) It looks promising though, for another day.

Candice said...

Wise decision on your part. You'll get to ride soon enough.

madcobug said...

That scrapping sure made a difference. You made the right decision to not ride. Helen

Ms Martyr said...

Our driveway is on the shady side of the house so is one of the last places to melt. My husband chips a path just wide enough for his motorcycle's wheels so he can reach the street with it.