Tuesday, October 31, 2006

October Biking Total

350.98 miles

My odometer now reads 1,070.3 miles since July 25th!

Monday, October 30, 2006

'Ghosts' in the Garden

Well, not real ghosts, just clematis seeds on the vines that grew up the arbor bench this summer.

Have a Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

It's a hat!

It's a wonderful, warm, reversible hat made for me by my Aunt!

Monday, October 23, 2006

What is it?

Is it a watermelon cozy?!

I'll post pics of it in a recognizable form soon!

Monday, October 16, 2006

A Weekend in the Country

This weekend, we visited the family farm in Maine. The first thing the dogs did when they got out of the truck was jump in a mud puddle! Ugh!

There were 300 acres to explore, but it was hard to get them out of the mud! Finally, they had enough mud and went for a run down the lane to a field while we rode our bikes.

One of the back hayfields. You can see Silas, the black dog, running across the field.

Jeff posed on top of an erratic dropped here by the ice sheet.

Then, he rode his bike through the mud. He was almost as bad as the dogs!!

The leaves were still pretty.

Saffy got tired from all the running around and tracking turkeys and deer and stayed close to us after awhile.

This is a wooded path between a couple of the hayfields.

This is me on my bike with the farmhouse in the background.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Weekend of Biking!

Sunday, we joined Debby and C for the Fall Tour de Mystic charity ride. The views of the water were stunning and we enjoyed seeing all the old sea captain's houses around the harbor. Here are a couple of pics of pretty buildings we saw.

After biking and lunch, we had time to visit a wonderful yarn shop in Mystic. I held off on buying since I have so much knitting to finish at the moment, but I will go back there when I am ready to shop again. They had yarns I had not seen anywhere else!

Monday, we went to Jamestown to watch the annual bike races. C was racing, so we were able to cheer him on! It's amazing to see so many bikers at once. Here is a pic of one group coming in to the finish.

Scenic Pic

Hanging Rock is a pretty view we bike past fairly often. It is a remnant of a former shoreline that existed when sea level was higher. The hanging part is wave cut. It really stands out in the landscape and it was likely an important landmark for Native Americans.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Knitting Slump

I am definitely experiencing knitting slump. I think it's because it is fall and I am spending as much time outside as I can to make the most of the remaining warm, sunny days. I'm sure I'll have a renewed love of knitting after the frost and will again have lots of knitting content for my blog.

It is fun getting out on the bikes every day that the weather is nice. I love the pace of biking as opposed to driving. Places we've been driving by for years suddenly look new again when seen from a bike!

This little calf was napping in one of the pastures we biked past on Monday.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

September Mountain Bike Total

358.95 Miles!! Yay!!

Jamestown Bike Ride

We met up with She Knits By the Seashore and C yesterday afternoon for a bike ride around Conanicut Island. It was an opportunity for C to preview the route of an upcoming race as well as just being a nice ride. We had dinner out at Yesterday's in Newport afterward. Talking over dinner, Jeff and I became even more convinced that we will have to get road bikes in addition to our mountain bikes!!

Here's a pic of the Jamestown windmill.

The windmill and especially the clouds remind me of Dutch paintings like those by the 17th century artist Jacob van Ruisdael.