This morning at 5:10 it was 36 degrees F (brrr!), the sky clear as I departed on Discovery II for today’s ride. Finally am catching up with the earlier light!
Rode the usual route to Meadowbrook Park, wrapped with mittens and fleece hood against the cold and felt entirely comfortable, the robins and cardinals singing “madly” above and around me. There would be few expectations and few photos this morning as it was still pretty dark. Mostly it was good just to ride.
Not far into Meadowbrook, across from the U of I forestry plantation, thought I could hear an owl. But when I stopped to listen the sound stopped.
Along the path, the flowering trees were just past their maximum bloom but still full and gorgeous, if not yet so visible to the camera.