Sunday, March 27, 2016

Springtime Bike Ride

Saturday was my idea of a perfect day.  It was warm, about 80 degrees, but with a gently cooling breeze off the gulf.  The humidity was high without being oppressive.  My kind of weather!  The sun was shining and the sky was blue.

I went for a bike ride.

It was just one of those times when I can't help but feel grateful for the feel of the air on my skin, the scents in the air, the colors surrounding me.

I stopped by this lily pond and shared a few moments with a blue heron, an egret, and two ducks.  They all declined to sign off on a waiver allowing to post a picture though.


On Sunday morning I had the joy and the pleasure of working with the children in the religious education program on Expressive Arts Florida's Imagine project (also on Facebook here).  We were imagining world peace and what an appropriate way to celebrate this season of renewal.


Linda said...

What a nice way to spend the week-end. I have not ridden a bicycle for many years, very little flat ground. Biking is extremely popular here for those with the stamina. Most of our streets have bicycle lanes.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Found you through Tabor
and smile.
Now turned 80
such a busy past
and remember riding my bide
but not now
back by the woods
and long gravel drive.
You gave me an idea
condo and something in Florida
for winter months
which are horrid and now do not like.
Thank you

Tabor said...

Sounds like a fulfilling spring day!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Every time you mention bike riding in Fl I am so envious. I really, really miss biking on nice level ground.

Olga Hebert said...

Yes! I love the flat bike trails. I have to get my bike riding in before a return to VT because there is not so much flat around there.

Granny Annie said...

So wonderful that you can ride. My bike was all fixed up and off I went when I tried to wave at friends and wrecked. Was off my feet for more than a week as the swollen knee returned to normal. The bike is gathering dust in the barn with flat tires.

oklhdan said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

gigihawaii said...

Pretty photos, Olga. You have a life worth living.

Sheryl Rose said...

Those are some amazing photos. I'm glad you got to go for a bike ride.

Eileen said...

You had a lovely weekend! Silly birds, I can't understand why they wouldn't want to be part of your blog.

Our daytime temps are above freezing now and being outdoors is much more desirable. I haven't been on a bicycle for 40 years...maybe this year I'll try again.

Olga Hebert said...

They say one never forgets how to ride a bicycle!

Sextant said...

Lovely ride and beautiful photos.

Kc W said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! To bad those silly creatures would give you permission to share them with us!

Sally Wessely said...


Kay said...

I'm so glad you got some excellent exercise and saw some beautiful scenery along the way.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is a heart-warming post. Good for you for volunteering. It is very good for you and your recipients! The flowers look amazing, we're still in the throws of winter, although sap is flowing.