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#330daysofbiking Day 111: gifts

"And after the storm..." ~ Mumford & Sons

Get over your hill and see what you find there,

With grace in your heart …

“After The Storm” ~ Mumford & Sons

Some days there is not much to say, or show.  There are days when it is work to find a picture, find words. And then there are days when the pictures are simply given.  Like a gift.  And today was one of those days.

Sometimes while riding, the sky and the landscape is so expansive, so prodigious, I cannot help feeling like some tiny speck, like a bit of dust, lost in the middle of it all.  And I look up…

It’s overwhelming.  I can never capture the sensation (words, photos or otherwise) – it’s a feeling of just, well … incredible smallness (?).   It defies reproduction; photos cannot capture it.  The limitless sky, the clouds, the horizon, the winding line of the road … and a very tiny speck of me (us) on our bikes.

At the end of the day, the gift was being there. Under the sky, against the horizon.  With grace in our hearts.  The smallest specks.

Posted by savaconta on July 27, 2010
7 Comments
  1. 07/28/2010
    Tim

    umm…not finding any words – those photographs are [insert praise here]

  2. 07/28/2010

    Amazing images, again!
    Mari-jo

  3. 07/28/2010
    Jeff

    I love Mumford & Sons! I went riding last night and saw similar clouds just before sunset. Quite amazing…

  4. 07/28/2010

    Beautiful. Once again you’ve captivated me with your style and imagery. Thanks also for including the soundtrack for this one as well.

    Darryl

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