When it’s this nice…

When it’s this blue…

I must.

When it’s this green…

I shall.

When the tunnels beckon…

I go forth.

When water brings peace…

I breathe.

When life tries to throw me…

I stop and rest.

When it’s this nice…

See you later, alligator.

(Wiouwash State Trail and Black Otter Lake – July 7, 2018)

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15 responses to When it’s this nice…

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It’s good to see that you listened to the call. That must be a beautiful place to ride.

    The picture at the lock gate reminds me of one of my favorite bike rides (The Canal). The tow path crosses a similar set of gates at the north end of the canal.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It is a beautiful place, Dan, especially riding through the canopy of trees…plus it’s only a short drive from my apartment. I only have to watch for a few potholes, horse pies (they use the trail too) and makes sure I use the bug spray.

      The lock/dam separates Black Otter Lake from Black Otter creek. And there’s part of the trail that’s very marshy on both sides, which border the lake.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Allan. It’s one of my favorite places to be…in the thick of the woods. It’s so peaceful there. ☺

  2. INCREDIBLE photos Mary. I was there with you. Breathing in the scent of the trees, the grass, the water. Everything. I even felt the uneveness of the ground as we peddled along.

    A truly fabulous post. Way to go, my lovely blogging friend!
    much love ~ Cobs. xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Glad I could take you for a virtual ride, Cobs. My favorite part of riding through nature, beside it’s beauty, is the smell of summer…leaves, grass, lake water, clover, etc. There’s so much for the senses! 🙂

  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Yes – nice! There’s nothing like a quiet trail to lower the blood pressure and refuel the soul.
    It has been too hot here for any pleasant riding in the past few weeks but I hope to get out for a few hours this weekend 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I know us northerners always want more summer but the high temps and humidity can stay away. I hope you get out soon and have a nice long ride. 🚴🚴🚴

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