I hope so. I enjoyed you winter, but you have overstayed your welcome. Milwaukee averages 2.6 inches of snow in April, but I’m sure we can all recall some big storm that dumped a ton of unwelcome powder to cool our spring fever. Winter seemed to return yesterday as the rain changed to freezing sleet on my way to an after work meeting to discuss the Milwaukee Junior Cycling League. By the time I got to the meeting at the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park, my bike and the front half of my jacket were coated in ice.
After last night’s winter ride home, I new it was going to be cold this morning, but I could not bring myself to fully accept the return of winter weather. Although my toes were cold because I refused to wear boots, I did not fully deny winter’s presence. I wore a scarf, my long vintage trenchcoat with the liner zipped in (ala M.D.), mittens and my Outdoor Research Odd Job hat with the ear flaps down. Were you shivering in denial this morning or did you give in and wear your long johns?