Yesterday was such a beautiful day, idyllic really. Bright sun and slightly hotter than I’d like, but really nice. And for whatever reason, I was feeling a bit melancholic. Not sad, per se, but just askew. Annoyed. Something was missing. I didn’t make it to the health club for a power-swim, which is always a mood alteration. So instead I went for a rather long (for me) and lazy bike ride through some of the city and to the waterfront and back. Looking at things through the lens of a camera–and before and after taking a photo–and contemplating the view in front of me, is also a good uplift. Because I’ve found that if you look at something–nearly anything–it is interesting and attractive in it’s own way. Sometimes I don’t see it and some things are more overt or obvious than others, but it’s all just in front of us. After the ride–and having a couple beers at the waterfront–and snapping a bunch of photos, I felt better. It’s amazing what a little physical exercise, a little contemplation, and being a little creative can do for a person and their soul. Anyhow, here’s a few of the things I saw while riding my bike yesterday; I thought I’d share.