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Posts tagged ‘rural landscape’

benediction

Clusters of daisies along the side of the road brush gently against my shin as a ride by; it feels like a sign, or even a benediction.  The pastures are full of flowers –  yellow buttercups, blue cornflowers, fuchsia clover.  Field crops are greening in rows, the air is scented with freshly mown hay and honeysuckle.  Swifts and swallows spiral in the air around the eaves of old barns.  My mind  is quiet, calm, even meditative as I listen to the soft whrrr of my wheels against the gentle curve of the road.  I give thanks for the solitude, for the peacefulness  of slow travel on my bicycle.  The daisies have blessed me.

#330daysofbarns (and cows)

 

#330daysofbiking, Day 239 ~ city bike in the country

 

One of my twitter friends recently mentioned (jokingly, I am sure) that there had been a conspicuous absence of old barns in my recent posts.  So, for @dauphin87 and anyone else who isn’t bored to tears of rural landscapes, old barns and Holsteins … this one is for you.

#330daysofbiking update:  have ridden 240 of the past 263 days … 90 days to go.

 

as for old barns ... this is still one of my favorites (Bigsby Creek Road)

today's bikes and barns (White Oak Valley) ...

... and today's Holstein

windchill factor