Blue because I’m late?

I’m trying not to be blue about my lateness in posting this. I’ve been assured there aren’t website police checking dates. Jim was staying with my daughter for the afternoon on July 9th, so I took the opportunity to ride my bicycle…only third ride in 2020. I must try to do better!

The location was on a wonderful bike path not far from where we live. I’ve never done the entire path at one time, but some sections many times and all of them at least once. They’ve always been out and backs.

This was an absolutely beautiful day, but it was hot. I discovered that my insulated metal container fits in my back water bottle holder and held ice the entire time. A cool drink of water always perks me up on a hot day. I was searching for blue things along the way. One of these days, I’ll get back to blogging, so I can just post a picture and a few words, then send you on to another place if you’re interested. Today, I’m lucky to just be able to post here. I post so seldom that things seem to change. Thanks to Nancy for the help!

I’d hardly started before I saw a deer. Saw two before the day was over.
I saw a man wearing a blue shirt with a blue hat and a blue cooler. As you can tell, Floyd’s Fork is very shallow (except just after a big rain). The man in the back was on crutches…you can barely see them. They ended up stuck and both had to get out of the boat and push it. I didn’t stay to see if they managed to get the boat going again, but moved on.

The next blue thing (other than the sky) was this ugly dumpster. I tried to see what the non-matching blue paint was covering up, but I couldn’t read it. The bike path makes a 90 degree turn at the corner.

Most of my photographs were of wild flowers. I won’t bore you with them all, but the Black-eyed Susans were outstanding, IMO.

This entire park is within Metro Louisville, but you get the feeling you are out in a rural area because it borders a few farms. It’s in a private park that operates on donations. The section I rode wasn’t absolutely flat, but some are down right hilly, so this is the easiest choice for a person who just turned 76 and is totally out of shape from lack of exercise. I’m counting that sky as a blue thing.
I forgot that I stopped at a convenience store when I turned around (the only commercial spot near the trail) and bought something salty. It came in a bag with blue on it. I knew all along, that if I didn’t see a blue thing on the ride, I would see my little blue car when I got back to the parking lot. Oh, and there’s a bit of blue on my riding gloves, too.

For now, loaded touring isn’t possible due to my husband's health issues. I’m used to cycling by myself, but I can't go off and leave him. Cycle 365 has motivated me to not give up riding just because I don't have time to go as far or do awesome rides like I did in the past.

14 response to "Blue because I’m late?"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 3, 2020

    So nice to hear from you! Yes, the website police are on duty as always. They never rest. I’m pretty sure we’d have a riot on our hands if objections were raised though. We wouldn’t want to tempt the federales to rush in and restore order, so we’ll give you a pass. Once.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: August 4, 2020

    Those are beautiful blue pictures – you certainly have a great place to ride when you can manage. I say we de-fund the blue police if they cannot work for the good of the whole community and single out certain people who have extenuating circumstances preventing their participation.

    So glad you could get out, even for a short time. Every ride is a good ride.

    • By: Laura Posted: August 4, 2020

      Oh goodness. I hope you aren’t suggesting a protest. My city has had all they can take for the time being. Thanks for reading my late little post.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: August 4, 2020

    Great deer picture. I was struck by the coloring of the deer. I can’t tell if the white markings are part of its natural color or if the tops of some of the green plants are producing that appearance. Either way, you captured her in a portrait-worthy pose.

    • By: Laura Posted: August 4, 2020

      I took another look at the original picture and I’m not sure if it was sunshine reflecting and blowing out the highlights on her shiny coat or if she had the variation naturally. I also looked at one of the pictures of it coming across the field and it is there, also.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: August 4, 2020

    I say — it is NEVER too late to post anything. I’m with Em. But also appreciate Scott’s refusal to call in the federales ;’-).

    Love all your photos as it is so nice to see you here and have you participate with us. The blue chip bag is nicely situated too. I, like everyone else, sure do hope you can join us again when the time and circumstances line up for you.

    • By: Laura Posted: August 4, 2020

      Thanks, Nancy. I did upload the pictures the size they ended up after editing, rather than resizing them before posting That may have been one of my problems before, because this was so much easier and the program must adjust the size to fit their limits. With your explanation, I didn’t have any problems.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 4, 2020

    Great to see you!
    Beautiful trail to ride, and photograph.
    Hope you get more riding time in — and the VW is pretty cool too!

    • By: Laura Posted: August 4, 2020

      We are VW lovers. Have had many of them. The one I miss the most is the one we drove to Alaska…a diesel Golf. People keep smashing us.

  6. By: Suzanne Posted: August 5, 2020

    Lovely set of pictures, Laura! Great that you had a chance to get out on your bike! Hope it happens more often before the summer is over.

    • By: Laura Posted: August 6, 2020

      If I get my rear in bed so I’m not totally wiped out in the morning, I may ride a little on Thursday. I thought my daughter was not going to keep her dad since she’s keeping him on Friday while I get a bone scan, but she said to bring him on over. I have a momma cat and her three little sons here, but I can leave her plenty of food and she can take care of their meals herself.

  7. By: Rocky Posted: August 5, 2020

    Great pictures! Good to hear from you. By the way ignore Scott’s comments, I’m the boss!

    • By: Laura Posted: August 6, 2020

      Anybody who can bike up a hill like that in snowy conditions should be the boss! You noticed I didn’t get too excited over his comments. 🙂

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