Only 2 rides in week #3 of of this month. Now we step into March with rain in the forecast for this last week ?. At least there is one thing I can count on — the forecast is often wrong ?.

I love passing by this spot on my rides — the pond, the wood fence, this mossy tree.
Are they helping each other up the tree, or are they “using” each other to get there first I wonder.

Not much more than this on my blog, but there is a little more said.



  1. By: Rocky Posted: February 22, 2021

    Great photos! Love the teddy bears! Hope you don’t get the predicted rain.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2021

      Thanks Rocky. I try to notice interesting photo ops and this one “jumped” out at me ;’-).

  2. By: Laura Posted: February 22, 2021

    At least we were above freezing today. I’ll choose green grass over white snow any day. You always find interesting things.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2021

      It continues above freezing, snow is gone and rain for two day snow. With luck I might get in a Cindy ride today or at least a solo ride ;’-). The bears are in Cindy’s neighborhood. She has not noticed them and says the same thing that you say about me always finding interesting things. I am always looking ;’-).

  3. By: gregblood Posted: February 23, 2021

    Enjoyable photos there, Nancy. I noticed in the blog you used the word “scamander” which is a word I’d never seen before. In the context of your post it looks to mean “a wandering bike ride,” but when I looked it up the only thing I could find was that Scamander was some kind of Greek River God. Did you just make up a new word?

    P.S. While I was looking at your blog, I went back in the archives to do a little exploring. I really enjoyed your words and pictures from your 2012 cycling trip in the Canyonlands/Arches area. I love those national parks.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2021

      Thanks for Greg. I subscribe to A Word A Day and every once in a while one comes up that I like and use. Scamander was one of them. Funny story is that I sent this word to another word lover friend who responded that before she read the definition she thought it was a title for our then president ;’’-). Now whenever I use the word I think of that and smile.

      with Anu Garg



      verb intr.: To take a winding course.

      After Scamander (modern name: Karamenderes), a river in Turkey. The river was named after a river god in Greek mythology. Earliest documented use: 1864.

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 23, 2021

    Ok, Im out of hibernation 😉
    Happy that you are able to get some rides in. Cold, snowy/icy roads, and wind have been very limiting here.
    Ditto what Laura said, — 50’s here today, so did get some cycling in, first time in a long time.
    I too like the mossy tree and the bears, and the travel trailer looks pretty nice too.

    • By: NancyG Posted: February 24, 2021

      Good to “see” you Rich. I hope you have better weather on the way for at least a few days to get outdoors. We have our rain, but can often get in a ride or walk at “slack” weather in the day ;’-).

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