It was 55 degrees F with steady rain falling
as I donned rain gear and went forth for a ride.
Getting the phone out to get a photo was not easy: it got wet pretty fast. But did manage a few, including a white and a pink dogwood (it’s been a great year for them!) in the same shot.
Florida Avenue was wet and green.
At the Japan House Garden, rain pooled under the now-leafy-green cherry trees
The hellebores still looked great in their present manifestation and now surrounded by hostas.
The pond on the far side of the garden looked quite full.
Enjoyed being out connecting with the weather but wished I’d put on the shoe-covers a friend had given me. They were still wet from yesterday and did not keep my shoes bone dry then but would have kept out most of the buckets of water with which my shoes were now filled. Now I know.
Noticed that the word “exhilarated,” which often occurs to me on bike rides, was not what I would have used to describe my state of mind just now. The discomfort of wetness was a bit distracting and looked forward to being out of the wet clothes.
Still, was glad to have fulfilled my 30 Days of Biking pledge with all the other joyful cyclists!