This year we had a cold, sunny March with lots of snow sublimating. Then a foot of snow at the end of March. Now it's hitting high 40˚s F during the day and all that snow means lots of homeless water.
This isn't too big a puddle, but the picture shows the snow that's left still.
Here's the driveway of a church parking lot. We had to walk in the street to get around this puddle. We used to wear 'breakup boots' this time of year, but we've had such mild breakups that I didn't even think about it when we went for this walk a couple evenings ago.
Here's a driveway that hasn't completely thawed yet.
And here's a stretch of sidewalk/biketrail that's on the south side of the street, so it doesn't get much sun and it's still partly frozen.
I finally decided I could wait to get my bike out no longer, even if I did get wet.
Here's a parking lot lake. (The car was out of the deepest part by the time I got the camera out.)
I went through the Helen Louise McDowell Sanctuary where breakup is still in the future, though the snow was soft and deep. If you got off the narrow padded down snow in the middle of the path, your foot would sink a foot. I walked the bike.
Here's the hidden sanctuary still looking very winter.
As I look at this picture I'm realizing that this is the part that has a boardwalk. There was no sign of boardwalk.
Here's a bit of bike trail that was deep enough to make us detour the other evening. But on bike it was fine, I have a back fender, but I still went through it slowly. I also pulled out The Cloudspotter's Guide to check on those cloud above the trees.
"Of all the common clouds, Cirrus must be the most beautiful. Their name comes from the Latin for a lock of hair, for they are the delicate white wisps of ice that appear high in the heavens. . .Since Anchorage is not in a temperate region [yet], I don't know how high these might be.
Cirrus are the highest of the common clouds and are composed entirely of ice crystals, typically forming above 24,000ft in temperate regions of the world."