HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen

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.

A better view of the Easter eggs through the screen.

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.

I hope you can hear the sound of those big engines.

The sound you hear in this one is ME trying to coax some whinnying from all those horses. It didn’t work.

The sound you hear in this video is extremely rare. It’s the voice of an injured gopher. It’s cries for help attracted a bald eagle, which was ready to swoop down and grab the gopher with its talons. Luckily, I saved the gopher’s life by being there. Not likely, but I’d like to think you actually believed that sound was a gopher.

All in all, it was a fine bike ride. Thank you for reading.

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.

11 response to "HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: April 4, 2021

    The horse and gopher were especially interesting, but I really enjoyed the barge, it got me excited about coming back there again.

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 5, 2021

      Let me know what day you’re coming and I’ll order up a fleet of barges to greet you as you come into town.

  2. By: MrGrumby Posted: April 4, 2021

    What luck, having easter eggs delivered to you like that! I’m assuming they were boiled to perfection and easy to peel.

    As far as storm chasing, either you’re doing it wrong, or I am. My record of storm chasing is 100%, mostly because the storms chased Mrs. G and me across Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas a couple of years ago. Tornados, lightning, blasting heat, locusts (ok, no locusts), hail, you name it.
    Give me a shout next time you’re hunting some weather and we can ride together. That should quench it for you.

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 5, 2021

      Yes, I remember reading about your storm chasing “luck.” Storm Chaser Greg would be jealous. Actually, I don’t think he could handle REAL storms like that. His specialty is making regular weather SOUND like major disasters.

      As to the Easter eggs, we haven’t eaten them yet. I think we’re going to let them simmer for a while underneath the mother bird’s tail feathers until they achieve perfection.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 4, 2021

    Nice Easter eggs! They dont look like robin eggs, and believe me that is a good thing!
    Robins are, shall we say, “messy”.
    A neighbor had robins build a nest in the garage, she went out and bought worms to make sure the babies had enough to eat!

    The tow ‘almost’ makes a Gloppida Gloppida sound, or maybe it was the wind?
    Was it flying a Panamanian flag? Maybe not. 🙂

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 5, 2021

      No, it isn’t a robin. It’s a sparrow or wren or something like that. All those little songbirds look the same to me. Whatever it is, it too can produce quite a “mess.” One thing for sure is that The Feeshko and I will not be bringing food to the babies when they’re born–that is if we haven’t already eaten the eggs before they’re born.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 5, 2021

    The birds here lay chocolate eggs

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 5, 2021

      I forgot to mention that I also got about 40 chocolate eggs. But they were laid by the Easter rabbit–right on my desk in the Greg Room.

  5. By: Rocky Posted: April 6, 2021

    How lucky to have a bird nesting on your front door and to have such beautiful weather! We look forward to seeing the 2 of you in a couple months.

    • By: gregblood Posted: April 6, 2021

      The Feeshko and I look forward to it as well.

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