Summer Afternoon


“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  ~Henry James~

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”  ~Charles Bowden~



“I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanket.”  ~Kellie Elmore~


20 responses to Summer Afternoon

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – that looks like a beautiful afternoon and a great place for a ride. Color me beep blue with jealousy. Also, you ca n have a few bonus points for attempting the selfie 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It was almost a picture perfect day for a long bike ride. It was the first on this particular trail. The prettiest areas of the Ahnapee were in Forestville and coming into Algoma, where we stopped for lunch. Very nice day.

      Thanks for the bonus points. I take terrible selfies, so I appreciate points for an attempt. One day, I may get that right…or I’ll stop trying.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        It was a nice ride, Dan, and we only did half of it. Next up is riding from Algoma to Kewaunee, the southern half of the trail.

  2. joannesisco says:

    I’m appreciating other people’s cycling photos since I don’t have any of my own. It looks so perfect. It appears your area isn’t suffering the same drought conditions that we are – everything looks so lush and green!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      No drought here at this point. It’s been hot, but it’s been raining too. I hope it stays that way, just like I hope you get back on your bike again.

  3. joey says:

    Lovely words. I do not share the sentiments, unless they mean summer somewhere much cooler. Surely they must mean breezy days in the low 70s, right? Right?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Actually, that day it was in the mid to upper 70’s, low humidity and a breeze. When we got to Algoma, which is on the shores of Lake Michigan, it was in the upper 60’s. You would have been okay with that, right? Right?

      • joey says:

        Are you kidding? SIGN ME UP!
        I miss the 60s so much! It’s 85 and overcast today and I find I’m grateful!

  4. M-R says:

    SUPER gallery, M-J ! – and lovely quotes, too.
    Camus once said “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” And that kind of represents you and me in terms of season ! 😀

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks M-R and I love the Camus quote. I will have to remember that in January when I’m knee deep in snow…invincible summer! Yes! 😃

  5. LB says:

    I was going to comment similarly to Joanne in terms of how green it is. Looks like a great day for a ride AND perhaps you enjoyed a Smoke on the Porter afterwards (loved that previous post!)

    • bikerchick57 says:

      No beer that day, Laurie. We needed lots of water! It was a nice day, but 35 miles creates a need for appropriate hydration 😉

      • LB says:

        Long days on the bicycle, no matter how awesome, require hydration. I’m packing up for a trip to the ocean, and am taking the bicycle. Took the motorcycle last time. This time, I’ll burn some calories 🙂

  6. Gorgeous photos – blue, blue skies. And I reiterate the wow about the green. I’d like those quotes better if they used Spring. I am not a Summer fan, though yours looks nice. Mind you, the weather here is like a box of chocolates. It’s supposed to be winter. Thursday at 3pm it was 20C. Yesterday at 3pm it was 11C (and bucketing rain). Keeps us guessing, anyway. Mostly about what to put on in the morning.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Your weather sounds like Wisconsin weather. If you don’t like it, stick around for 30 minutes and it will change. I have to say this has been an awesome summer. Yes, we have had some hot and muggy days, but most days are so enjoyable and we get rain when we need it. I could do this every year.

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