Friday 20 May 2016. Catching the Early Sunrise

It was 53 degrees F at 5:17 this morning as I headed toward Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II. Decided it was worth going a little more slowly to be able to sit up and get a better view of the scenery.

Stopped for lupines

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And noticed pink reflections in the windows of the house in front of which the lupines were planted.

It was the sunrise!

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Was so glad to catch it, at last, even if the iPhone camera did not capture the subtleties of its colors.

Rode steadily, in comfort under the now quite business-green-leafed trees along Race Street, to Meadowbrook, where aready walkers were enjoying the new light. Exchanged greetings with them and then lingered a while, looking upstream into the sunrise, at the rabbit-statue bridge before getting a picture.

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Again, the colors of the sunrise over McCullough Creek did not all show up in the photo.

Got a few more sunrise photos

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Including one with a deer about to cross the field of view.

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There were quite a few deer, collected in two groups in the middle of the prairie over which the Freyfogel platform looked.

Spiderwort were visible

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but not thickly and still mostly away from the path.

Then went on to the morning’s next activities.

Thought about how small a window these morning rides are, full as each one is, on life with all its tangled worries. They are a little less brief than the sunrise, and the more precious for that, for being possible and always in some way joyful no matter what else may be happening.

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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 "http://30daysofbiking.com/ 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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