Posts tagged ‘Lee University’
Elemental day. The earth and wind part came by bike. A front moved through bringing more wind and cold(er) and blustery temperatures. Not much rain, but pretty threatening skies. Wasn’t the nicest day to be riding, but I headed out for a local trip on the Xtracycle. Took the camera along, but my eyes felt “broken” – just didn’t see anything to shoot (except usual group of cows far out in the distance).
Afternoon brought another tennis match for Grant; today’s home game was at Lee University in town. It was uncomfortably cold and windy to be sitting still watching the match, so I walked around a bit – which is where the fire and water part come in. Lee University’s athletic teams are the Lee Flames, and they have a neat flame-topped fountain adjacent to the tennis center. Going through the photos upon getting home, I couldn’t help noticing the elements.
Pretty lame correlation … but I cannot explain how my brain works some days. 😉
I know – it’s been a little flowery around here … but it’s springtime, so what do you expect? Even though I was due to take a grocery run on the Xtracycle, the day was just too lovely to not go for a road ride.
When I was young, one of the first “chapter books” I remember receiving for my birthday and reading was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I remember being fascinated by the idea of a beautiful garden locked up behind a wall. Today’s ride took me by a lovely old home in Hamilton County, with an amazing (and somewhat overgrown-and-gone-wild) collection of beautiful flowering plants and trees, climbing green ivy, and a tumbling picket fence. Since it was all growing right along the side of the road, I couldn’t resist stopping; it begged to be photographed. Beautiful to the eye, but the scent of the wisteria was even more incredible.
I had a wonderful ride (despite the excessive amount of pollen in the air – we’re above record levels), and got home just in time to leave again for Grant’s tennis match at Lee University in town. I don’t know which is better – a college campus on a crisp autumn day, or a college campus on a gorgeous spring day? While I was waiting for Grant to get on the court, I walked around and was happy to see a nice number of bicycles and cyclists on campus. And I think I’ve mentioned it before, but one of our good friends who is a professor at Lee (and I often shudder when I think of him reading this mess :-0), rides or walks to campus every day – and I’m sure he’s inspiring others. So awesome you are, Jeff! 😀
It was a long but lovely day – and a great improvement over yesterday. Pretty exhausted, but definitely in a good way.