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Seasons Cycle By

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All photos taken on our August 12, 2021 rural bicycle ride.

Since our quick trip out to the coast, we have not managed many bike rides out into the country, due to either time constraints, heat or wind. With a spare 90 minutes this morning before my medical appointment, we set off to see the sights. As per usual, more often than not, we found the wind always in our face. How does that work?

Seasons Cycle By © Tanka

Through rural landscapes

we ride on our two wheeled steeds.

No longer bright green,

muted colours sing of fall,

as the seasons cycle by.

Hay field East of Beaumont
Crops are ripening 2 weeks early, but the grain kernels have not filled, due to drought conditions
The open road awaits us
This guy was a long way away, and the digital zoom did me no focus favours, So I will title this raptor photo BLURRED on a Post.
Grasses and crops have shed the fresh green of spring for the muted colours of autumn
Rural still life
The foreground is in focus here and the decrepit granary appears like a vision from the past
This pothole is all dried up…

…as is the one below. The drought has not been kind to the local water table.

Not sure what all the Corvid gatherings were about. The crows were everywhere along our route. It was like they were waiting for something to die.

Bovine bounty. Out for a graze and curious about what manner of being we were on our two wheelers.

This farm dugout is covered in green algae, so likely not a good place for a drink or a quick dip
Barley beards (future beer?)
Not likely to be a good crop this year
a prairie sea

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

13 thoughts on “Seasons Cycle By

  1. Such wonderful photos, Allan. If there’s one thing I’ve learned by taking up cycling in the last few years – even if you’re miserable when you saddle up, cranking through the miles will lift your spirits. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Before we go for a ride, I always look out the window to check the wind. Many times, there seems to be no wind….until we climb on the bikes. Oh well, that is what E-bikes are for. A nice day here today, but windy, so cooler than yesterday when we sat out on the deck. Rain tomorrow and then back to double digits here too. We will enjoy as long as we can. Thanks for reading Bernie. Happy weekend. Allan


    1. Our bikes are parked during the winter. As soon as the snow is gone, we give it a go. This year, our first ride was April 16 and so far, our last ride was September 5. We have not been out since we returned from our trip, but hope for a ride next week. First and last rides of the season tend to be a bit cold. Thanks for reading and your question, Marion. Have a great weekend. Allan

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