Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sights, sounds and reflections from a bike ride

Posting from Paradise

I only did a bit over 3 miles today as I had not been riding much lately and didn't want to overdo it. I always feel so much better when I have done some form of exercise every day.

Sights: foam floating out the canal on the tide, those crazy mullet fish skipping themselves like rocks across the water, a rose garden even bigger than mine, an old home being rehabed, two friendly walkers and a crazed driver whom I swear was using me for taget practice, an elderly lady staring at her mailbox like she could not remember why she was there (sad and it could be me someday).

Sounds: the rat a tat tat of a silly woodpecker attacking a tin roof, the gentle whoosh of the current from the canal into the creek, an edger cleaning a lawn, the crunch of my bike tires on gravel,kids playing in a pool, me yelling at the car driver who tried to see how close he could get to me while I biked.

Smells: the musty smell of the water overflo, the fresh, inticing aroma of freshly cut grass, my honeysuckle subtley tickling my nose, and the jasmine that welcomed me home.

Reflections: I need to do this more often.


Cheryl said...

WOW!! What a wonderful ride! I especially like the part about the lady staring at her mailbox. I do that all the time here.


RobinFL said...

I felt like I was there with you when I read your post today!!

Glad you had a nice rain? Tons of it here.

Robin :-)

Gail said...

Maybe that lady was just musing over how she was going to decorate her mailbox with scrapbook paper.

mae said... feels as if I was on your handlebars for the ride! Thanks for sharing.

: )