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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Smiling on the trails

The two labs, K and R, headed out onto springy trails with me on my bike ride this morning. The aspens are gradually becoming a tunnel of green. Later in the summer, this trail will feel like a channel with deep green along both sides.Intricate, delicate, and tiny aster flowers bloomed this morning. They open up wide when the sun soaks them but the white petals scrunch closed whenever the air cools.A side view shows the bright yellow towers, the disk florets, protruding from the yellow eye of the aster.The mountains dawned dark and stormy, barely visible behind stormy clouds.The layer of clouds thinned, with the mountains glowing.My next view showed only a few straggling wispy clouds remaining.Finally, a bluebird sky contrasted with the bright white peaks. I swooped along a dry dirt singletrack trail, with barely leafy aspens surrounding me and the mountains off in the distance. I realized that I was smiling widely.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great ride - this post makes me want to run outside and hit the trails!


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