239: Spring has returnedPosted: May 20, 2011
It’s here! Spring! Everyone around here is doing a happy dance. The rain stopped, the sun came out, and the temperature made it up to about 70 degrees today. How exciting is that? It was so nice that I was able to take my bike out for another ride. That’s a grand total of 2 rides since M and I bought our bikes.
M and I went to a local hike and bike trail this morning. It is one of those rail trails that has been converted for walking and biking. Since we’re still getting used to our bikes, a rail trail is a good place to get in some mileage as it is relatively flat. There were a few hills but nothing major. We were out for about an hour and traveled 6 miles total. While we might have been able to go further, we decided not to push too hard too fast. That usually doesn’t end well.
Besides, there were other things on the agenda for the day. Such as a visit to our local plant nursery to pick up some plants for the garden. We came home with a variety of tomatoes and peppers, some herbs, flowers for the flower bed where the tulips are currently dropping their petals, and a few other things that I’m having trouble remembering at the moment.
The fun and exercise continued into the afternoon with gardening and other chores. I’ve had more outdoor time today than I’ve had in weeks, I bet.
Please excuse the cat-blogging. Izzy and Bella made it too difficult for me to resist. This pair may well belong with the rest of the LOL cats.
Having finished my work for the day, I am now ready to go relax on the patio, and maybe watch the sunset. We had a pretty sunset last night. With all the puffy clouds scattered about the sky, we should have a nice one tonight too.
Wishing you a wonder-filled and magical weekend! Thanks for dropping by. 🙂