Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017—I’m on my way to work at Mount Mercy University. Twice a month, when the student newspaper is being produced, I have to spend Sunday afternoons touching base with students and checking photos, stories and pages. This was one of those Sundays.
But I could not bring myself to just head directly to campus. Instead, after I crossed Collins Road on F Avenue, I veered west to Noelridge Park and passed through it on my way to the Cedar River Trail. And before I arrived at campus, I did a quick loop around Cedar Lake.
Pelicans! Among the white gulls that usually are there, some bigger, awkward looking, majestic birds.
|These views of Cedar Lake are all from the Nov. 12 Sunday ride to campus. Above--yes, I miss the green, but there is a stark beauty to fall, too. Below--big birds hanging with the gulls.|
Fall biking is turning cool. Mornings are usually below freezing, we’ve moved from pretty early fall, to wetter, colder, darker pre-winter fall. But biking still has its charms and beaty.
I present a few views of my bike rides over the past fortnight. I will be ready for the green and flowers and sunshine and butterflies when the planet works its way to the appropriate juxtaposition with the nearest star, but in the meantime, even in this cool and sometimes dreary weather, biking still has its rewards!
|Friday Nov. 10--late in the afternoon, ready to head home. Before I unlock Clarence (not all rides this fortnight have been on the winter beater bike), made this image just to show I'm not the only autumn biker at MMU.|