Sunday, July 19, 2009

Over The River And Beyond, Part Two of Two






















These photos are the second half of those taken on my Sunday afternoon bike ride. I limited my picture taking to 100 photos on this trip and my riding time to an hour and forty five minutes. The first several were taken on Nature's Ridge Road and the remainder on busy Newark Road.

I discovered last Sunday that I can hold my small camera in my left hand as I ride, thus I snapped the photos of the motorcycles coming down the hill at me as I rode and the blue truck after it passed me on its way up the hill. I promise that those two are the only photos I snapped on the run. Hmmmmm, do I detect a smidgen of common sense after all?

Since I was overwhelmed with the number of photos I took on my bike ride last weekend, this time I put my camera in my purse after reaching a total of over a hundred, determined to finish my ride without adding any more. I exercised self-discipline on a bunch of occasions when I saw a photo worthy subject, but it was mighty hard.

My willpower broke down only once. I couldn't resist capturing the smiley face on the pavement at the top of one of the hills after I made my U-turn and was heading home. I've ridden across that smile many, many times over the last two summer seasons and have always gotten a major kick out of it. Whoever painted it there, appreciates the effort it takes to climb that hill and provided the smile as a reward. It's those little things that make my day.

I'm presenting this post in hopes of adding a little something to your day.

(Please notice that the brick home above is quite unusual with the random pieces of stone intermingled with the brick. If you enlarge it you can appreciate it more, or less).

9 comments:

Shaddy said...

This a test...this is a test...

I've been informed that my site isn't allowing some readers to comment and upon occasion tosses them out on their heads.

Now, I'm going to click on Post Comment and see if I'm successful or end up with another head injury.

(Common sense is whispering that I should wear my bike helmet before I do any clicking. I reckon there's still hope for me).

Shaddy said...

On my second try, my comment registered. Good luck to anyone else who tries.

Sarah said...

These are great too! That smiley face in the road is so cool Shaddy. Great find. I love the lines in the brick house picture too. Yep, it needs to be viewed large for sure. I like all the road pictures (surprise, surprise, right?) The vegetation pictures, the grasses, the field...I can really see the details in those and that is not easy to do.

What a travelogue you've put together from your bike rides. I completely enjoy seeing the details you see and record here. It's so much fun!

Bravo dear Shaddy! Bravo!

Spiralstyle said...

Your ride photos are great fun. Love the blue truck and the mirror photo.

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