Oh what the heck, we have to have un-favorites in order to make for a greater appreciation of our favorites. February is the hard one for me because it's the last part of the winter grind. March is the winter month when things start to warm up and get lighter. And it's right around the corner.
But even this harsh February gave me some good stuff. My boy Tigg has now been in his new perfect home for 8 days. A recent report tells me that he is happy, settled, and welcomed by his new home buddy Whisky.
I got a two-weekend fencing project finished yesterday. No pictures of the finished project, but I could take some pictures of my hands and you'd see clear evidence of why office rats should probably just hire people to do their home projects. Not to worry, I'll heal up soon.
And then there's mountain biking. Not much, but a little. Got up on the the Arkansas Hills Trail System Saturday and yesterday and dodged mud holes for a while.
Some pretty nice trail, wending its way through khaki-colored february flora
Standing water on Sand Dunes at the intersection with Backbone
Looking across at the Tenderfoot Trail, soon to be 6 years old!
This is the story of February 2012 weather--dry except where there is shade.
There's a storm circling in right now, maybe it will shut down all this Salida singletrack again until well into March. But if the recent pattern is any predictor it will just blow cold wind at us and make us remember it's still winter even though it looks nice out.