I've been enjoying my time on the trails this past week. So much color and the fragrance of autumn is overwhelming at times. Fantastic. These woods are home.
From Saturday's morning trail ride. 🚵♂️
After breakfast this morning I had about 90 minutes before the rain was scheduled to come in so I got out for a walk with the dogs.
There was a lot of bird song so I took the binoculars and went slow. They were deep in the woods, so I didn't see many but they were all around me: blue-winged warbler, Wilson's warbler, white-eyed vireo, red-eyed vireo, summer tanager, ovenbird, Carolina chickadee.
Birds that I did get to see were: indigo bunting, chipping sparrow and a gray catbird
Got back just in time to take a quick ride down to the creek. A peaceful twenty minutes before the storm listening to the birds and the light rain dripping through the forest.
A few hours later an unexpected visit from a friend who I've not seen in awhile (Hi Bill!). We spent some time catching up on the porch and listening to the bird song. He has an uncanny ability to identify birds by their song and it's always a delight to visit with him. While we chatted another welcome visitor stopped by, a bright red summer tanager landed on a branch not too far away.
Some nice trail rides in recent days. Always a treat to observe the woods wake up in the early days of spring.
Had a fun ride on the snowy trail yesterday.
Feeling grateful for the green moss and flowing creeks that I get to visit on my trail rides.
A rainy day yesterday but there was a break just long enough to enjoy a ride on the trail.
One of my favorite trail ride sections is a patch of cedar trees with an abundance of moss near the trail providing some winter color.
Winter fat-biking sunset. The trail is so quiet this time of year, always relaxing.￼