Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Ride in the Woods

This is cool.  I took a picture of the agave October 9.  Look in the center of his petals, and notice the one in the middle is closed up.

This photo was taken this morning, and there has been change to the petal that was closed.  Now it's open.  So growth and progress are being made.  Cactus grow so slowly, it's miraculous to actually notice and see a change in them.

Here is the Japanese lantern as seen from the dining room window.

Today's ride was good.  We arrived at the Wilber trailhead around 1:00.  The sun was out, standing by the car we were feeling warm, and decided to ditch the jackets for vests.  It was 58 or 59 degrees.

Me:  Jersey, undershirt, heavy arm warmers, light weight tights, vest, full finger MTB gloves, gray Wrightsocks.  The lightweight polar fleece head sock under the helmet.

Jim:  Jersey, undershirt, heavy arm warmers, light weight tights, vest, full finger winter gloves, gray socks. The black Head Sweats under the helmet.

It had been cloudy all morning, making it feel cold, then the sun came out.  While riding we had periods of cloud cover and sun, but we were in the woods so there was also shade.  Over all it was a successful dressing.  The heavy arm warmers made up for no jacket sleeves.

There are old structures in the woods.  Part of it used to be owned by the military, so we guess that some of them date from when it was a base.  It's still military, the National Guard was out in the woods doing something today.  Fortunately it did not involve live fire.  We saw this on a concrete wall that used to be part of something. I have no idea of what message they're trying to convey.

It was a good ride, we rode more single track than before which was fun.  It's mainly nice single track, few big rocks or roots, mainly dirt and pine needles.

That's it!  That's all I've got.


  1. odd message. I have no idea what the artist meant. but sort of cool to come across it in the middle of nowhere.

  2. The world sucks the blood(life?) out of you. Glad you had a great ride. I would love to bike but my boyfriend is a bit lazier about dragging them out when the weather starts to get colder.

  3. Lovely view of the lantern from your window. I wish our trees were as pretty.

  4. A fun message to encounter in the woods.