Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Dedicated

... to my Arizona blogging friends



After a thoroughly miserable weekend — in terms of weather, at least — it turned warm and sunny today. A combination of the Arizona trip and the weather has reduced our cycling dramtically lately. In fact, it's been more than a month since we last hit the saddles, and we are approximately 450 km behind last year's efforts.


Whatever! it was almost 70°F today, and we couldn't resist. Whilst I was still working on computer things this morning, Cuppa informed me that she had packed a lunch and was ready to ride. So, that's what we did, and the pictures show the view where we ate, at a dam by the Mississippi, about seven km downstream of here.


As I contemplated our surroundings, I thought that I would like to share some of our local scenery with all of you but especially my Arizona friends. I so appreciated your landscapes, and I hope that you like seeing our abundant water and trees and greenery.


I believe that Cuppa is in the throws of posting a few more pics on Brown Betty Brew.



 

13 comments:

methatiam said...

That is actually a little painful to the eyes. I noticed last time I was in Minnesota, the endless green and bright blues were just a little too much for me to take in until I could get adjusted to it (which I did, the day we left again).
Thanks for the image(s), I’ll keep looking at them when I get too hot (which will be until Nov.)

oshee said...

I'll think of it next time I am lounging in a swimming pool.
You have so many shades of green. Almost puts to shame all of our shades of brown.

megz_mum said...

Beautiful photos as always!

Granny said...

They sure are. I enjoyed the brief time I lived in AZ.

Darlene said...

Beautiful! And I love the one of the water flowing over the dams. The weather in Minnesota is so weird; we're going from 50 degrees a couple days ago (it's spring now, mind you), to 80 this Friday, and in the 90's over Memorial Weekend. But the lush greens and blues--that's us. And new life abounding.

Do you and Cuppa ride English or Western? Do you have your own horses? I swear, I've gotta get into the saddle again! What a way to enjoy life.

mreddie said...

Even a mediocre lunch would taste great with scenery like that as a backdrop - so a really good one would send a person over the top. ec

Elizabeth said...

Lovely!! I LOVE green and blue!! And to think that is the Mississippi!! Sure a prettier site than the one we crossed when coming east...somewhere in Illinois I think...

Heather said...

Nice pics! Happy biking! It's been fairly humid around here this week, so I'm a drippy sweaty biker this morning.

Gina said...

Isn't the variety of our Earth so wondrous and fascinating?

Gangadhar said...

Good to see u on moi blog!!!
Actually i've seen u commenting on Kathy's blog..Came here and startled by your blog's amazing appereance..amd irresistbly dropped a comment in a previous post...
nice meeting you...

Simply Coll said...

Such beautiful photos..everything looks so lush. Happy cycling!!

PBS said...

Beautiful photos! I'm planning another long (hours) walk along the bay today!

Sarah Elaine said...

Lovely photos!