We rode one of our local loops. Wildflowers are out after all the rain we've had. I mentioned it to someone who only sees the area from her car. "Wildflowers?" she said. "What wildflowers?" Ah the things people who don't ride a bike miss. The roadsides are green and flourishing, the ditches and low areas are awash with water, and wildflowers are plentiful. We rode past an area that burned this spring. It too was green, growing, and lush.
|Bright blue scrub wildflowers|
|Fine-leaved white-top sedge ("star-rush")|
|Wildfire area, April 2012|
|Wildfire area, July 2012|
But no morning ride is complete without a cute critter. A small turtle was less than pleased at our attention to his progress across the road.