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A photo and a few words…

Between Storms

Crash!

Kaboom!

This is how I was awakened predawn.

It was a thunderstorm.

Lightening lit up the room like a strobe.

Boom boom, in rapid succession.

But slowly in subsided.

So did the rain.

I rode my bike to work that morning.

The handlebar lamp barely piercing the darkness.

Clouds rumbled in the distance.

In the far flung edges of my world.

Out over the Great Lakes.

The angels are bowling, I thought to myself.

As I pedaled.

That’s what my mother would tell me when I was a child.

Flashes of light lit my way.

Followed by rolling thunder.

There was absolutely no breeze.

The air hung heavy.

Everything dripped.

The sky was alive.

After locking up my bike,

I stood there.

Looking at the sky.

Taking it in.

The sound of thunder.

Getting closer.

The flashes of light.

More frequent.

And then the rain came.

I was between storms.

A photo and a few words…

Between Storms 

Crash!

Kaboom!
This is how I was awakened predawn.
It was a thunderstorm.
Lightening lit up the room like a strobe.
Boom boom, in rapid succession.
But slowly it subsided.
So did the rain.
I rode my bike to work that morning.
The handlebar lamp barely piercing the darkness.
Clouds rumbled in the distance.
In the far flung edges of my world.
Out over the Great Lakes.
The angels are bowling, I thought to myself.
As I pedaled.
That’s what my mother would tell me when I was a child.
Flashes of light lit my way.
Followed by rolling thunder.
There was absolutely no breeze.
The air hung heavy.
Everything dripped.
The sky was alive.
After locking up my bike,
I stood there.
Looking at the sky.
Taking it in.
The sound of thunder.
Getting closer.
The flashes of light.
More frequent.
And then the rain came.
I was between storms.

The View from My Handlebars and Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#578) and a few words…

I had to be at my job a bit earlier that usual today. I love the early morning, but my problem is I love the night too (and it’s difficult to enjoy both, I suppose). Anyhow, I took the above photo on my short ride to work this morning just as the light was beginning to show. It was a nice way to start the busy day that was ahead of me. On the bike below is a large box of food on it’s way to a local food pantry. About halfway through my work day I rode it over to the pantry. It was a nice respite.

Urban Simplicity.

The View from My Handlebars and Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#578) and a few words…

I had to be at my job a bit earlier that usual today. I love the early morning, but my problem is I love the night too (and it’s difficult to enjoy both, I suppose). Anyhow, I took the above photo on my short ride to work this morning just as the light was beginning to show. It was a nice way to start the busy day that was ahead of me. On the bike below is a large box of food on it’s way to a local food pantry. About halfway through my work day I rode it over to the pantry. It was a nice respite.

Urban Simplicity.

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 sun rose. Beautiful. I stopped in the middle of the street to snap a photo. I was, and still am, so grateful to be on a bike in the open air. It was a great way to start the day.

Photos from Moving Windows…

I was in NYC yesterday for just 24 hrs. Took a plane in and a train out. Hence these photos. I took a 5:45am flight (geeze that is early for someone who is not particularly a morning person) and that’s an image above from the plane window. Awesome isn’t it. The sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean as we approach NYC. I felt so inspired by this…a brand new day, a full day of opportunity. Is it just me or can you see the curvature of the earth? And the bottom three photos were taken from the train window as we sped through the Hudson Valley, which was in full autumn color. (Click any photo for a slightly larger view.)