I love cycling, touring, nature and yet, as I’ve mentioned before, experiencing these things alone is a hollow experience for me. Months ago, when we bought the house in WV, John took his bike to WV so we would have it to cycle on the Greenbrier River Trail. BUT, that is too far away for him to do any regular cycling with me, as he isn’t yet, retired! We’ve missed cycling together.
Yesterday, I prodded John to go to the James River Heritage Trail with me and we rented a mountain bike for him for the day and we rode together. We had the most delightful time 🙂 I was smiles all day, enjoying my best friend/boyfriend/spouse. We had lunch at the Depot restaurant, cycled a couple hours and then had dessert at the depot, before heading home. He loved the trail, though it was very crowded and he stopped numerous times for traffic jams on the trail. People were out in groups of up to about 10, walking, walking dogs, cycling, running and fishing along the trail. Need I say,” the weather was glorious” yesterday?
Upon our arrival home, I picked up trash along the roadside along our property….. 2 large trash bags full. Then I curled up and read. For several days; maybe months, I’ve been wanting to follow my cyber-friend, Tom’s lead and shoot the birds. We have so many lovely birds here, in Virginia and right here, in my own yard.
John and I have put up several feeders and made some natural feeding spots for the birds. This morning, I got up and set up a comfy spot and waited for the birds to settle back down. We had been noticing a lot of blue Jays, which I do love, but they seem to be the first to fly away when I go outside.
I did get pictures of several types of birds, but I don’t know all of their names. John will identify them for me later, but here are some. The ones I know, I’ll mention by name 🙂