This morning at 6:50 it was 34 degrees F and just starting to snow!
Just as I was wondering how to keep rain out of the backpack, the rain changed to snow and was less worried about it.
Aluminum-framed Discovery II was the bike of choice this morning. Had kind of hoped to get in some miles, but when the weather slows one down, a short trip can be entirely satisfying. So the destination was the Idea Garden in the University of Illinois Arboretum.
On the way noticed that the white iris on Race Street, despite freezing temperatures earlier in the week, still bloomed!
Fortunately the street was not especially slippery, but tried to ride with the awareness necessary for navigating the slick surfaces that will be here soon enough. Made a mental note to stay away from traffic as much as possible when the this happens.
Stopped for a snowy photo near the U of I president’s house.
Around the corner at the idea garden wanted to get a shot without the too-assertive (in my opinion) sign saying, “Idea Garden.”
Liked the view of the little shelter (that I always think would have looked at home in Tolkein’s land of Rohan) with a quaint fence, a little pine tree and a bare sumac.
Had not planned to take a picture of Discovery II in the snow, but there it was, posing, after I’d parked it and walked around a little.