It was such a beautiful autumnal day today…cool and not a cloud in the sky. Idyllic. A great day to be out on a bicycle. I took these photos as I rode to-and-from the health club this evening. Urban Simplicity.
per·spec·tive n. a. A view or vista. b. A mental view or outlook This blog, in a way, has always been a sort of emotional medicine for me in the public arena. In what I write but also in the photos I post. Like many, I suppose, I have been a worrier since I wasContinue reading “Perspective…”
I took these photos while on my ride home this evening as also recorded in a previous post. Urban Simplicity.
I took the above photo on my way home from work late afternoon/early evening today. The weather could not have been more idyllic. After the last couple weeks of an oppressive heatwave this weather is truly welcomed (cool temps and low humidity). And as I arrived home today I noticed a small bright red berryContinue reading “The view from my handlebars and a surprise I could have stepped on…”
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”
It was such a beautiful day today and felt really good to be on a bike….not too hot, not too cold, sunny, and a slight breeze. Anyhow, here’s a few things I carried in my travels today: Three framed photos wrapped in cardboard and plastic, a camera bag with a camera, a book bag withContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars and Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#491)”
Despite a light rain, it was–after spending a hot and bustling day in the kitchen–a lovely evening to be on a bike. Urban Simplicity.
These photos are actually in reverse order…the below image was shot last evening on my way home and the above one on my way to work this morning. It just seemed more natural to have the day image above the evening one. Anyhow, beautiful, beautiful weather these last few days…perfect. And there is no otherContinue reading “Two Views from My Handlebars (jour et nuit)”
The artist (Matt) covering the side of a building at Allen and Park Streets, announcing (screaming) this year’s Echo Art Fair. And yes, I’m dating myself, but whenever I hear the word “echo” (OK, maybe not every time, but often), I think of the song Echo Beach, by Martha and the Muffins. Urban Simplicity.
On the bike…two bottles of red wine, a gym bag containing wet clothing, two bags of dog food, and a jar of tahini. The view…more construction at the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. This is really exciting. Click here, here, or here, if you’d like to read more about it. Urban Simplicity.
Firstly I have to say a couple things. Mainly an apology (if these pictures bore you). This is the most photos I’ve posted at one time. But sometimes I simply cannot help myself. I am proud of my beautiful city and it’s long history. Yes, I realize–to my friends “across the pond” who are readingContinue reading “Things I Saw While Riding My Bike Today (a photo essay)”
On the bike…a gallon of extra virgin olive oil. The view…a murder of crows overhead. Urban Simplicity.
On the bike…two bottles of red wine, a gym bag containing wet clothes, and nearly $40 in groceries. Urban Simplicity.
On the bike…A cardboard box containing an empty dough rising bucket, and three freshly baked loaves of Ezekiel Bread. The recipe…Ezekiel Bread (to read my interpretation and philosophy of this bread click here; For pictures and directions of it being made, click here). The view from my handlebars (bottom of post)…On Allen Street here inContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#463), the View from My Handlebars, and a Favorite Recipe”
Mayhem at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Buffalo. I personally do not have an Irish cell in my body (that I’m aware of) but who could resist a scene like this when it is a mere three city blocks from their house. Urban Simplicity.
I shot this on my way to work this morning. Those clouds looked (and still do look) incredible…sort of like a painting; like the sky was covered with a layer of cotton balls.Urban Simplicity
On the bike…a nylon bag containing a camera and its charger, a canvas bag containing a book and a few papers, and two cardboard boxes containing 5lbs of honey, 10lbs of whole wheat flour, and an entire leg of lamb. The view…is on Allen Street here in Buffalo, NY. What a lovely day; nearly spring-like.Continue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#458), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment about a Good Samaritan”