Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!

I just finished writing a different post a few minutes ago. It was from yesterday’s ride, but it didn’t have any collections. Scott is very inspirational and his inspiring post this afternoon inspired me to add another post from today’s ride in which a few collections are the ONLY redeeming quality. That’s all I have to say. Thank you for looking at my pictures.

Here is an interesting collection of old, rusty trucks.

A strange collection of socks and gloves. I wonder if this is just the beginning of a collection that will grow and grow. It would have been a great opportunity to join in on the ground level of a great collection but, damn, I NEEDED my socks and gloves today.

The rest of my pictures were taken in the same spot across the Vermillion River from MY Town’s big flour mill.

First, I observed that collection of pigeons lined up just below the top of the tower. I was reminded of Scott’s picture of pigeons on a wire.

Here’s a closer look. They’re like guardians of some kind of post-apocalyptic industrial universe.

Below the tower, I saw this collection of ducks floating downriver.

Sometimes I wish my phone had a more zoomily zoomified ability. Anyway, the ducks stopped floating downstream and stopped here. I hoped they wouldn’t move before I could make a video.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

6 response to "Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: December 18, 2020

    Old rusty trucks! I love old rusty trucks. Not too sure about the hat/glove tree though. It feels a bit sinister to me, suggestive of foul play. Maybe I’ve just been reading too many crime novels lately.

    The pigeons though. Those are great.they look like defenders of a fortress. I wouldn’t get too close, if I were you. I’ll bet they’ve each got tiny buckets of boiling oil waiting to dump on invaders.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 19, 2020

    I really like those pigeions, both stationary and in motion. Good catch. Unlike Scott, I think that looks like a great start to a sock/glove tree. But maybe there will not be more as the 365 woman might be the only one strewing her wear everywhere.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: December 19, 2020

    Looks mighty cold – especially if ice is building up on moving water!

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 19, 2020

    Guardians? Guardians?? Guardians??? They must be part of the US Space Force!

    • By: gregblood Posted: December 19, 2020

      I guess I kind of lucked into that joke. When I used the word “guardians,” I had not yet heard about Pence’s announcement.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: December 19, 2020

    The rusty trucks and the fortress pigeons feel a bit apocalyptic. What year did Mad Max take place?

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