It was 25 degrees F at 7:30 this morning, with some pale blue sky between sheets of cloud, at least not the solid mass of grey that the sky has been for days on end, up until yesterday.
Today’s velo was kind of cheating: drove the minivan with Rhododendron packed inside to Meadowbrook Park (at last!!) and rode once around the big loop of the prairie. It was a little odd to drive rather than bike the familiar route to
Meadowbrook; visually it was similar, but missed the tactile, olfactory, and auditory aspects.
Once there, was drawn again to the “wonky Christmas tree.”
Here it looks like it’s walking.
So it was a ridiculously short ride this morning; was ready to get very little (oh, but never nothing!) out if it. There was so much I’d missed recently! But of course the sun was coming up over the dry grasses that were touched with frost, and the air smelled good, would say “minty” if I had to name it. And there I was!