Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Low Tide

The snow is receding, and its leaving a band of detritus to mark where it used to be- it feels like the tide has receded, leaving flotsom and jetsom and strange snow caves:

Let's hope it doesn't come back any time soon!

Tons of bikers out in this February thaw. I think there have been lots of cooped up people itching to ride.  It's not spring yet, but it feels like we can see it from here.


  1. I was riding on Somerville Ave and on Beacon St earlier today. While the snow has mostly receded, the bike lanes as well as the road itself were strewn with what looked like fine gravel/ pebbles, and I am guessing came from the asphalt having been ravaged by snow. The result was that the tires of cars passing by would fling the gravel onto me and my bike, with some of it nearly getting into my eye. Oh how I am eager for the roads to be normal again!

  2. the bands of garbage left from the receding snow piles are particularly gross and plentiful this year... I don't know if it's just b/c there was more snow than usual, or (b/c of said snow) people were more ready to adopt the "out of sight, out of mind" philosophy... it's especially noticeable around areas where (it has become obvious) smokers congregate. The sight of 10s to 100s of now defrosted, soggy butts is wretched and truly gag inducing.

  3. So very icky, yet so glorious to be out!
    I could almost throw a party the first day of street cleaning, always a happy day it will be 100 times better this year. CAN'T WAIT!

  4. I imagine the potholes will be ginormous by spring.