Sunday, May 24, 2015
Jumped on scootie and took a little sunset ride down my 12 mile loop through the valley. This route has been my "ride that refreshes" since I moved back here and so I felt a bit sentimental thinking that my summer rides here will soon be my last.
There's an old log cabin near a pond that I set as my destination and here is a Canadian goose couple and their brood.
The pond is peaceful and hidden to automobile drivers who fly by daily and haven't a clue as to what surrounds them.
As the pink and purple sky darkened I could not take some of the photos that I wanted to take, so I will ride there again soon and fill in the blanks for this blog entry.
I did see 4 deer rushing alongside me in the woods and a Holstein cow gave me a leery eye as I sat outside the fence and asked her how her day had been.
She didn't answer, but reared sideways and trotted off to her left only to eyeball me again from a safer distance.
Down in "the bottom" I learned that one of the old, old houses had caught fire a few weeks ago. It was boarded up and a neighbor on the lane who was walking her dog chatted with me for a few minutes and explained what happened.
The fire started due to a space heater. No one was hurt. The fire departments had to bring in a water truck as the local water is well water. The house is historical from the 1920s and the neighbor does not know what it's future will be.
It might be torn down or it might be renovated.
I love this valley and these back roads and will miss them when leave. I never knew these roads existed when I lived here before for ten years.
I discovered them all on my scooter.
"Jingles" is a great scooter! Big enough to tackle the hills and small enough to handle easily on low speed meanderings.
She is also very stable at high speeds, is super comfortable and quiet, and hauls all my "stuff". Guess I should do a small review of her talents for this blog.
Here she is alongside the pond and the historical farm house near the log cabin.
Just a nice little ride right outside my door.