A triple play on the first day of spring

Today’s ride started out as our submission for Rich’s equinox challenge, but Roddy and I soon realized that with an abundance of flora and fauna we could get credit for the monthly challenge; and by dropping a few bucks at JoLa Cafe we could spike the ball on our victorious race through the Cycle Life Challenge too.

Our sympathies to those who were disappointed by overcast skies today, but  we’ve got you covered.   If you missed the sunrise or sunset there, you can have a look here.

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11 response to "A triple play on the first day of spring"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: March 21, 2019

    Nice one, Scott, but where is the bicycle? Have to ask Rich if this qualifies.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 21, 2019

      Oh, thanks for trying to get me rejected, Suzanne. You’re probably just griped because you didn’t see the sun in Munich. Actually, I had a photo with the bike and the sunrise in it, but the lighting was too poor so I left it out. We’ve seen plenty of photos with Rodriguez already anyway so I decided to optimize for the sunrise. I suppose I could go back and photoshop the bike flying across the face of Mr Moon though.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: March 21, 2019

        You have barely 4 weeks to get that photoshopped picture of your bike flying across the face of a full moon. I’m waiting.

        • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 22, 2019

          Scooter doing an ET impression, I’d like to see that.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: March 21, 2019

    Nice post and beautiful photos Scott. I had wondered too about the absence of your bike ;’-0.
    Seems like a lot of your riding style is similar to mine —- ride, stop, watch, photo, ride a little and repeat! Love that kind of riding.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 21, 2019

      I favor that style of outing more and more as I age. I don’t really think I’ll have any trouble filling my days when I get too old for real touring.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 21, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! Thanks!
    Judging the photo angles it would have been difficult to include Roddie, but Im certain he was there.
    Its hard to imagine Scott went anywhere other than by bicycle, so he gets a pass. 🙂

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 22, 2019

    I love all the pics of the buds – particularly the maple buds. Portland really has turned it on for you – almost as if it’s asking you to stay. In the field trip pic, I’m the little girl on the far right – off on her own, not too close to anyone but deeply absorbed with curiosity. In First Grade, a new kid came up to me at the water fountain after he’d been there for a few weeks and said, “Can you talk?”. I nodded Yes.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 22, 2019

      You’re right, it is turning out to be a hard time to be leaving here. It’s beautiful again this morning, and heading somewhere else seems a bit silly. That’s one of the reasons I like to plan so far in advance though – paint yourself into a corner so you’ll really act.

      The buds are amazing, alright. That’s been one of the best things about keeping a photojournal – it took me decades to slow down and look closely enough to see things like this. Better late than never!

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