Sunday 24 January 2016. Quick Winter Stop at Japan House Garden

Today at 7:15 AM  it was 18 degrees F, and the sky was clear. 

Early this morning Woke and thought about the cold Staying on my back. 

Before the bike ride Kneaded the clay of my will, And prepared for joy. 

[But before I went out, finished and submitted-on the deadline and not after!-my homework assignment for an upcoming yoga teachers’ workshop. Hooray!]

The streets were quite clear Riding into the south wind On Rhododendron

Rode to Japan House. Sun and snow and cypress trees Extended their welcome.  

 Noticed a shadow  

A simple shape made grotesque  Like our pesky fears. 

Turned in my homework, Biked in the beautiful cold. Now ready to write!

[Alternatively, “Time to have coffee!”]


About Velo du Jour

I am a 61 year old mom/wife, former biologist, and presently certified Iyengar yoga teacher, and I love, besides biking (and other things), nature, swimming, drawing, photography, yarn, exploring adoption themes, and putting people at ease. In April 2012, I participated in "30 Days of Biking " on Twitter, sponsored by a group of "joyful cyclists" in Minneapolis during the month of April. I loved tweeting about each day's ride so much I didn't want to stop! "Velo du Jour" is a continuation of recording and sharing my rides post-30 Days of Biking.
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