Happy Easter everybody, and let me tell you, it sure has been a happy Easter for me so far. Where do I begin to tell you about it?
I suppose I should start with the Featured Photo. Can you tell what it is? That’s right, the Easter Bird paid a visit to my house and laid some eggs. Thanks to my Easter egg hunting skills, I found them.
I suppose I should back up a little bit here and tell the rest of the story. We have a Christmas wreath still hanging on our front door and a bird built a nest in it a couple weeks ago. I only discovered that after I kept noticing a mama bird flying away every time I’d go near that door. The Feeshko and I decided we would see what happens and we started using the back door exclusively so as not to disturb the nest. From the inside, we can hear the mama bird singing every morning. Sure enough, the Easter Bird laid some eggs.
Of course we’ll be watching the nest for further developments, and we’re hoping we can make friends with the mama bird to the point where she won’t fly away when we check in on her.
Obviously, none of that stuff to this point had anything to do with bike riding. So let’s move on.
The TV weather reporters were predicting temperatures well into the 70’s for today, so I was anxious to get out into the countryside with my roadie bike. It would be my first ride on that bike in at least four months, and I planned on my longest ride in at least four months too. Yeah, it would only be about 30 miles, but you’ve got to start somewhere after a long winter.
Before heading out though, I had to tune into Storm Chaser Greg’s weather report. I don’t trust those TV forecasters.
What seemed negative to Storm Chaser Greg looked pretty positive to me–especially when he added an update. You KNOW it’s summer when Storm Chaser Greg sees his shadow.
I got ready to ride. While I was dusting the cobwebs off the bike, lubing the chain, and pumping up the tires, my next door neighbor greeted me. Then she added, “I don’t know if you remember this, but last year on Easter we got a few inches of snow.” I told her I didn’t remember that and that made me feel so appreciative of today’s weather.
I rode along on the roads south and west of MY Town and enjoyed it immensely. I also got a chance to record three sounds for the monthly challenge. Here they come.
All in all, it was a fine bike ride. Thank you for reading.