Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

Suddenly, our world is a mosaic of oranges, reds, greens, and yellows

After what seemed like a month of chilly, wet weather, northwest Ohio is experiencing that absolutely glorious weather we call Indian summer. It’s taken me a few days to realize this — mostly because I’ve been cooped up in an office.

But on Thursday, my recumbent bike returned home after almost a month in the shop, so today I finally get to ride to work again. On Thursday, when I tested it, I was so fascinated by its complete overhaul — new tires, new shifters, a few new gears — that I failed to fully appreciate the fact that the sun was shining and I was warm. So Friday, riding back to the office, I rode slowly so that I could really enjoy it. And yes, I was procrastinating a return to work. Who wouldn’t in this kind of weather?

Here’s one of the interesting advantages of a recumbent bike. Instead of looking straight ahead or down, your eyes can more easily glance at the sky. My head rested on the back of the seat and suddenly I saw that the trees around me have become a mosaic of oranges, reds, and yellows. This is what I saw. And I couldn’t wait for work to be over, because we have a whole weekend to enjoy the outdoors.

Enjoy your weekend!