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The Night Shines

We arrive at intersections, in our lanes with others heading the same direction.  We stop or slow down, some turn right, some turn left.  People arrive from other directions and enter our lane, driving in front of us, or behind, but on the same bearing.  We stay together for a while.  We part.  We merge and we move forward.

We’ve arrived at one of those intersections once again – the boys are heading back to school, moving forward, changing lanes.  The summer has been kind of non-stop camaraderie between the boys, the band (The Night Shines), friends and family, and the partings can be somewhat bittersweet – a combination of excitement and apprehension.  For the band, I think it is been especially so; they’ve shared the same lane for so long, it’s tough to turn off, to part ways for a while.

While I can never adequately describe or define their personalities, the silliness, the connections between them – I think the picture above caught a very brief spark.

For now, I have a few more days of riding with a couple of them before they, too, make the turn and head back to school.  The story of the pink Caliente is still coming – hopefully later this week – when I can get some photos with the new owner.

The official #330daysofbiking count: have ridden 126 of the past 138 days (today will be day 127), with 229 (228) days remaining.  Meanwhile … a couple of the photos.

#330daysofbiking Day 122, 8/12/10 ... in motion

#330daysofbiking Day 124, 8/14/10 ... pedalpuddle

#330daysofbiking Day 126, 8/16/10 ... Mason a la Lensbaby

Posted by savaconta on August 17, 2010
  1. 08/17/2010

    Love, love your images!! Amazing look and feel.. What are you shooting with? Not that that has anything to do with your eye… love the puddle shot! Really great stuff!!!

    • 08/17/2010

      Aw, Doug – thank you. Means a great deal coming from a photographer with such incredible talent as you; I admire your work so much. For the record, re: gear – shooting with a variety of stuff, from Canon 7D, Lensbaby and my little Lumix point-and-shoot … and even my iPhone. Please forgive me for not replying properly on bike touring, your trip sounds incredible (and I am totally envious!). I’m getting the boys off to school during next two weeks, but after that I will have more time and will shoot you a better note. Thanks again – truly!

  2. 08/17/2010

    I can imagine that this time of year is a little rough on a Parent like you. I’m torn between being so excited to see my kids grow up in amazing individuals and wanting them to stay young and innocent forever. I’m holding on tight to these days and years.

    Congratulations to your boys on all they have done and where they are headed. I’m sure your trip in September will help take your mind off them moving off (at least for a little while).

    Another beautiful post by one fantastic Mom, Writer, and Photographer.


    • 08/21/2010

      D – I am so late in replying, forgive me. One thing I know for sure, your love and involvement with your children and family always comes across; I always love the pictures of you with your family.. I know how much you appreciate the time that goes by too quickly … you have that right. Thanks always for your nice words; it’s always so encouraging, motivating.

  3. 08/21/2010

    Did Dillon grow a mohawk?

    • 08/21/2010

      Both he and Grant have that kind of center-peak thing going on …. not exactly the shaved sides of a true mohawk, but I’m sure you know. 😉 Oh, vanity. lol.

  4. 08/21/2010

    Does the band have a CD out there? Or a website? I’d love to hear their music.

    Love the picture of the boys, by the way. I always love your pictures but this one is priceless.

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