Ahh, I got in a nice sunny day ride around home. It was so nice to have nothing to rush for and no deadline. Same ol’ road, and they afforded me some posts for today.


This one can bounce because it is round, and it ROLLS.


You cannot see the name of this road until after your turn. (Championship Circle)

The lane line for the bike lane (even marked as such) fades to black where eventually there is none.

A better look…

These utility covers in the middle of a bike lane. They don’t look so bad in the photo but they are deep enough or raised enough, depending, to rattle your bike with big bumps. They are in several places wherever one goes. Why right smack dab in the middle of the bike lane? An indication that biking is not a priority.

A couple of ‘differents’ I think.

A huge number of birds perched here. And somewhat perfectly spaced.

We here are not unfamiliar with a notice like this, but I think it might be something different for many of you. This is from our ride when on the Oregon Coast.

Okie dokie — that’s my photos to date. Will surely have my eyes out for more. We are having a most delightful early trip into fall with sunny days, temps starting in the 60s and raising to mid 70s. My glorious summer continues for a bit ;’-) ?.


  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 21, 2022

    All good finds!
    The water meters are a peeve — we have a similar situation on a street here that even autos are wise to avoid.

    The birds are different — so many and all pointed the same direction.

    Illinois is tsunami free — so that IS different for us.

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 23, 2022

      I am only somewhat glad to not be the only one who rues those water meter thingies. I find them so annoying especially when I don’t see one in time to avoid it a go crashing over it.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: September 21, 2022

    A long time ago I posted a similar picture of birds on a utility tower. In my photo they were big, easily identifiable vultures. I can’t tell what kind of birds you got. Maybe crows, maybe starlings, maybe swallows. Whatever they are, it’s also a fascinating picture because the only colors are blue and black.

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 23, 2022

      I don’t think those were crows. I have a feeling they may have been starlings which are quite prolific around here. Glad you pointed out the all black and blue aspect. I kinda sorta recall your similar photo but only kinda sorta.

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