The View from My Handlebars…

I had to be at work a little early this morning. It was cold–the first really cold morning of the year–probably about 30F, and not a breeze in the air. It felt good; crisp. And then as I rounded the corner and faced east this was the view in front of me as the sunContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars…”

A Crescent Moon, Pink Sky, a Murder of Crows, and a few other Things I Saw while Riding My Bike Today…

So a couple things. Firstly, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Western New York has been experiencing an incredibly beautiful autumn. Each day is nicer than the next. And the evening’s skies are simply spectacular. Because it has been getting dark earlier, as I leave the health club in the evening it is just beforeContinue reading “A Crescent Moon, Pink Sky, a Murder of Crows, and a few other Things I Saw while Riding My Bike Today…”

A few views from my handlebars…

 Another incredibly beautiful evening to be on a bike. It was crazy busy today at work facing the stove so it felt especially good to be out in the open air. These photos are in chronological order from top to bottom; I shot them about 15 minutes apart. The above one is facing east andContinue reading “A few views from my handlebars…”

Morning and Evening…the view from my handlebars and front porch

It’s incredible to think that these two photos were taken a mere 11 hours apart and on the same day. It was/is a beautiful autumn day. The above photo was taken on my very short commute to work at about 8am and the below photo was taken from my front porch about 7pm. I justContinue reading “Morning and Evening…the view from my handlebars and front porch”

The View from My Handlebars…Undulatus Asperatus

I find this stuff fascinating.  Clouds, stars, atmosphere… you get it. Anyhow, I saw these cloud formations as I pedaled to the health club tonight. They look really good in the photos but in real life they were breathtaking. They quite literally stopped me in my tracks a few times (when I took these photos).Continue reading “The View from My Handlebars…Undulatus Asperatus”

Aerial Ballet…predators looking for food in the city

This is pretty cool (I think)…birds of prey looking for food in the heart of the city. I first posted about these birds last year, when one of them took up residence in a garden where I work. At the time I thought it was a falcon (our city does host does have them…click here,Continue reading “Aerial Ballet…predators looking for food in the city”

Starry, Starry Night…

Image found here. I was at meeting at our church tonight and was feeling overwhelmingly exhausted for some reason; I didn’t stay for the entire meeting. I hopped on my bike and rode slowly; it was a cold and cloudless night. The cold–at first–felt jarring. But then as I pedaled and coasted I warmed upContinue reading “Starry, Starry Night…”

From My Front Porch…

  It’s interesting, I think, how these two photos were taken five minutes (or less) apart and from the same location but looking in different directions; the top photo is looking west while the bottom photo is looking south. But I’m getting ahead of myself.  I have the weekend off this week…the first in aboutContinue reading “From My Front Porch…”

A View from My Handlebars…Crazy Swirly Sky (three photos)

If you’ve been to this blog before then you know that I enjoy taking photos of the sky. And lately there have been many opportunities…there have been the craziest swirly cloud formations. I took the first two photos on my way home this evening, and then about twenty minutes later–as I left the house toContinue reading “A View from My Handlebars…Crazy Swirly Sky (three photos)”

Three Photos Looking Skyward

These photos were all taken yesterday but are not in chronological (time-wise) order. The photo above is of last night’s blue moon…did anyone else see this? It was incredible wasn’t it? I couldn’t stop looking at it. Thus I thought I’d post it first. It really taxed the lens of my Canon Power-Shot. The skyContinue reading “Three Photos Looking Skyward”

The View from My Handlebars…

It’s starting to get dark earlier as the season progresses. I worked a split shift today. The kitchen was hot but not crazy-hot. But still it felt good to get out and hop on a bike in the fresh air for my short commute home. On my ride, and when I took these photos, itContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars…”

The View from My Handlebars…six photos of buildings and sky

I’ve mentioned this before but I will again. I find it interesting when on a bike how keenly aware you are of the weather (how could you not be). Last week, for example, we had a mini-heatwave and I was conscious of being a sweaty mess wherever I pedaled. Today, though, was just lovely…I knowContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars…six photos of buildings and sky”

Five Photos of Buildings and Sky

These were taken over two days. The top and bottom were taken today, and the middle three were shot yesterday. What a difference a day makes. Today there was nary a cloud in the sky and yesterday it rained for most of the day. The clouds broke just before sunset yesterday and it had theContinue reading “Five Photos of Buildings and Sky”


I was at my desk working this evening when I glanced out the window and saw this view…breathtaking. And knowing that at dawn and dusk when you see the light just right it is fleeting and you only have a few minutes to see it and/or capture it with a camera. I was already inContinue reading “Dusk”