Thursday, April 20, 2017

Come Ride With Me

"Time to saddle up n' ride away...
We'll run the hills and watch the eagles soar...
It's where you want to be...
So tell me just what you're waitin' for.....
Don't worry I know the trails I know the way....
Come Ride With Me...."(Lyrics by Dave Stamey)

Today was my longest bike-ride distance this year!
(15.8 miles)

The scenery was beautiful. The crowds were minimal.
We stopped several time to smell the flowers.

The clouds that were forming above, meant imminent storms......but we didn't seem to care!

The ROANOKE VALLEY GREENWAYS are indeed stellar attractions for my home town!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Intricacies of Nature Part 2

Getting down on the ground with Mother Nature is an experience.
Never mind the dirt, ticks, and bugs.
Oh yes, there's the greenish-yellowish crud that's filling my lungs.
And my eyes are itchy and red.
And getting up from the ground has more complications now, than ever before.
It takes longer.

But as long as I have the desire and strength, I'll keep on keepin' on!
Because, once I'm stretched 'flat-out' on the ground, the intricacies of nature come alive for me!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Intricacies Of Nature

INTRICATE: having many interrelated parts or facets.
Nature provides us with infinite opportunities to view the intricacies of nature....
if we take the time to look!
Today, traveling by foot with camera and tripod in hand, I ventured out my back door, never
leaving my yard!

All around us, we see it every day, but hardly observe it.... the intricacies of nature.

Our area forecast predicts opportunities to be outdoors this week!
Take advantage of it.
Open your eyes to the beauty of nature.
The intricacies of nature are astounding.
The best possible way to know what is going on around you is to slow down. Start noticing details.
There's a whole new world outside your back door!

At the end of the afternoon, I put away my camera.
It was then that I realized I could still see this new world.
I just never looked before!

Friday, April 7, 2017


April 7........
We could learn a lot from crayons!
Some are sharp.
Some are pretty.
Some are dull.
Others are bright.
Some have weird names.
They have all learned to live together in the same box.