Not sure if the rest of the continent (or world, for you non-North Americans!) is feeling this, but instead of coming in like a lamb, and going out like a lion, March decided to keep us on our toes by giving us half a dozen of one and six of the other just about every twelve days. So far, April is proving equally indecisive. Last week, the weather alternated between cool, rainy days, and warm sunny days, culminating in a deluge on Thursday that turned spawned a tornado on Nolensville Road and turned Hillsboro Road into a river, as this local Flickr user video documents.
Not a fun day for that poor barista! Fido is one of my favorite coffee shops.
I did bike home after the worst had passed, but still ended up getting pretty soaked. Here’s an example of the type of “debris” that ended up in the bike lane.
Since I didn’t have to worry about looking presentable, splashing through puddles was kind of fun. Some of them were pretty deep, and I had to take my feet off the pedals a few times and lift my legs up high in hopes of sparing my shoes the worst of it.
For the weekend, we were back to beautiful weather in the high 60s, low 70s, a bicyclist’s dream. And then I woke up this morning to freezing rain and temps in the high 30s.
I’m consoling myself with the thought that at this rate, the weather in St. Petersburg might seem downright balmy.
In the meantime, the blog should see some sassy spring-like action when Dottie reveals her lovely new Betty Foy tonight or tomorrow. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a video.