Easter Sunday ... and the hunt for spring
Sunday April 1, 2018
Cold and windy, rain predicted, but Janos has a new bike and that was reason enough to go for a ride. Besides, rain had been predicted for the whole day and it hadn't rained all morning, so obviously the weather forecast was wrong. I bundled up and we set out. We decided the Botanical Garden would be a nice destination, bound to be deserted in weather like this. That's the good thing about bad weather, most people stay at home.
So far we hadn't gotten wet at all and the headwinds we had on our way to the Botanical Gardens would now push us home. But when we left the cafe we saw some very black clouds on the horizon. We had hardly ridden five minutes when the clouds opened up. It hailed and rained and was quite a spectacle. We decided not to wait it out and just pulled up our hoods under our helmets and pedaled. With the wind at our backs we flew. As was to be expected, the minute we reached home, even before we had put our bicycles in the shed, the sun came out.
As they say in German: April April - er macht was er will. Or the English equivalent: April weather, rain and sunshine both together.