#SoCS: A Day Such as This

I aspire to a day such as this

When blue meets blue and autumn is barely kicking

When the geese aren’t sure if they’re supposed to stay or go

When a summer-like breeze mixes with a waft of fallen leaves

And Mother Nature spares us from her killing frost

I am inspired on a day such as this

To hop on a bicycle and ride ’til it hurts

To follow a trail littered with leaves and invisible footprints

To breathe in the beauty of what is cheerfully present

And be grateful for a rider’s seasonal blessing

Soon it will expire, the warmth of golden colors

The rain and cool arrives quickly on its heels

The summer-like feel replaced with a memory

The long-sleeved shirts and sweaters call out

And I wonder when a day such as this will come again


A special thanks goes out to Dan Antion at No Facilities for filling in with Stream of Consciousness Saturday for Linda. I’m not sure how he’s juggling his regular posts, Thursday Doors and this as well, but kudos to him for taking care of us lazy bar bums out here.

Sorry/thanks, David, I’ll take a brandy old fashioned.


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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “inspire/aspire/expire.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all if you want. If you use two, you get bonus points! If you use all three, Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. Enjoy!

33 responses to #SoCS: A Day Such as This

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The wheels are going to stay motionless this weekend due to rain, Judy. That’s okay, these ill be good days to spend in the kitchen, watch football, and assure Gibbs he’s not a poor kitty. 😏

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’m so glad you’re finding time to ride, Mary. This is a lovely poem and you captured the early part of autumn perfectly. Thanks for taking up the challenge. Bonnie points are yours and Cheryl is mixing a Brandy Old Fashioned as we speak – well, maybe a little later. Sorry about the rain, but I’m sure you will get those two wheels rolling again.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m actually looking forward to a day at home, Dan, with laundry and baking, and watching the rain fall. There will be sun and somewhat cooler temps next week…great autumn days for riding.

      If Cheryl has a to-go cup, I’ll take my old fashioned home and savor it with dinner. Tea/caffeine has to come first this early in the morning.

      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for hosting SoCS.

      • Dan Antion says:

        One Old Fashioned t go. I hope you have a nice weekend. I fear your Sunday afternoon is going to be slightly better than mine, but #GoSteelers (in case it helps)

      • bikerchick57 says:

        LOL, we shall see about the football game. It’s going to be tough to win at Lambeau, but there’s always hope (for you). #GoPackGo

      • Dan Antion says:

        Did you know that Aaron and Ben haven’t met in a game since that awful Superbowl in ’09?

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Really? They have played each other since then, so I’m guessing he was “out” the other time(s)?

  2. Maggie says:

    Beautiful, Mary. Our colors are filling in slowly as summer tries its best to hang on. I am hoping for an enjoyable autumn and not a direct plunge into cold weather. Your photo are so calming.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Our colors have been a bit muted this fall due to hot summer weather and alternating between heavy rain episodes and dry streaks. The sumac is not its usual bright red.
      I completely expected for us to go from 80F to 50 in one day, because that’s not an impossibility around here. I’m glad that we’re staying in the upper 60’s next week. That is still nice weather for October.

  3. Herman says:

    Loved this post, Mary. It brings back my wonderful biking days with my brother.

  4. JoAnna says:

    There’s an excitement of anticipating autumn and all it brings. I was wondering about that riding til it hurts part. I’ve heard of padded seats (not like my teenaged ten speed days) but not padded shorts. Good idea!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The padded shorts or liners have saved me numerous times, JoAnna. I don’t think I could take longer rides without them.

  5. joey says:

    Beautiful photos and sentiment ❤
    Our fall has arrived late, which is fine by me, since it's nice and cool now 🙂

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