Sunday, July 19, 2009
Over the River and Beyond, Part One of Two
My bike and I, along with my camera in a purse slung over my shoulder, headed west this afternoon. I rode over Rock River and then onto Nature's Ridge Road which is lined with homes that overlook the river. Next, I cycled out hilly Newark Road. I kept my camera busy all the while until my odometer indicated I'd ridden six miles. I'd snapped over 100 photos so I turned my Sony off and slipped it into my purse.
For exercise purposes, I continued my roller coaster ride out Newark Road until my odometer read eight miles. A small voice sang to me, "Moderation, Shaddy, moderation." With that tune ringing in my ears, I made a U-turn and headed back from whence I came.
Lon, Jared and I spent many hours on the Rock River years ago when we had a pleasure boat. My youngest brother, John, lives in a home on the river, in the area I photographed.
The Hog Cabin is a center for sand volleyball, fund raisers, horseshoe competitions and who knows what else. Now might be a good time to mention that I live the greatest majority of my life inside my head. With a camera in my hand, I'm like a newborn baby, seeing the world as if for the first time. My camera is expanding my world and it's exciting and fun. Shaddy = an introvert. Shaddy + camera = an extrovert. Presto change-o, it's as easy as pie.
Part Two of today's ride is forthcoming, in other words, come back tomorrow if you want more. I'll be here, twiddling my thumbs and tapping my feet in hopes you'll come in, take your shoes off, sit a spell and if inclined speak to me with a word or two in that comment box down yonder.
Y'all come and bring your friends now, ya hear?