Monday, August 11, 2008

A really good day.

   Just a lovely day in fact.  I think everything went just perfect.   Today we got my snap on pack to fit perfect on my rack.  Both camera's fit nice and snug.  So barring a wipeout  I have it made in the shade..  It was cloudy and overcast today but cool for riding and I felt good and strong.  We went 13.5 miles.  I could have even gone farther today,  My muscles feel good and we are doing hills.  I still hate them but am doing them.  What fun.

   There weren't many people on the trails so it was nice.  We could ride side by side which you don't get to do often.  Rick is doing better lately.  We finally laid his mother's ashes to rest.  He was having a problem getting it done but is relieved its over.  We haven't talked to BIL since a week and he still hasn't paid us so we are going to sell his half of the coins for the money.
  We saw some pretty flowers I got shots of.

          Then I saw this pretty little spellway.

        If you zoomed in.  Pan out and the worst of people comes to light.

          Doesn't that just make you sick.  Its right by the dock.  I suppose everyone just cleans out their boats and toss it in the water.  Things like this really anger.  Forget about global warming and being green.  Clean up your mess, don't litter.   That is far more important.


madcobug said...

These are even more beautiful. Yes, some people are awful the way they can and do litter. The zoomed picture is a good one though. Glad that your snap pack worked out good. Sell those coins and get your money. Helen

emmi2sweet said...

All beautiful pics but love the spillway closeup the best. Emmi

nightmaremom said...

The spillway is a great shot as all of them are.... it is disgusting how folks just throw things our wherever they are.  GRRR

venus905 said...

AWESOME photos!! Simply love the flowers!  Thanks for starting my morning on a beautiful note!

Estela in South TX

candlejmr said...

That camera takes AWESOME pictures.  And I agree....EVERYONE SHOULD JUST STOP LITTERING!!!  What a difference that would make in the world!!


coelha said...

I'm glad you and your husband had a good day :)  Nice pictures!!  Julie

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you both had such a good day. Those kind of days are to be treasured.

karebear4x4 said...

GREAT PICS!!!   and i agree on your points made about littering   we all need to keep Nature clean....i forgot, what kind of camera do you have?   and are you using a micro lens on the flowers?   awesome shots!~kbear (kbear's heart)

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sheesh, what a darned shame with all that litter by that spillway.  It was so pretty until you zoomed out.  People are slobs.  Love the flowers.  Chris

radar446 said...

I'm happy that your bag seems to be working for you so well.  I think it was a great idea, and one that will allow you to take your cameras along for your bike rides, which I have seen take you to some pretty nice locations.  I couldn't agree more with you about the littering there at the spillway.  I've talked about this very same thing on more than one occasion.  I'm glad that you are voicing your views here for others to read.  It really is up to the individual as to whether or not to litter.  Hopefully with more information such as what you have posted here, people will get the idea.


jimsulliv3 said...

You've taken some great pics, Jules. Too bad about that spillway, some people just don't have enough sense to pour .... out of a boot, with the instructions on the heel.


linnpooh said...

I'm glad you had such a beautiful day, Julie. The pictures you took were so awesome....I think you made an excellent choice with your camera! I was so saddened to see what people have done to such a beautiful sickens me so to see that some Americans have no respect or value for the treaure that is our Earth. Good for you for exposing it!

Pooh Hugs,

rbrown6172 said...

love your pix!  and i so agree....why can't everyone clean up after themselves??  it really angers me to, especially to see someone in the actual act of littering!