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Rural “Seens”

All photos taken September 25, 2022.

We realize our bike riding days are coming to a close with the onset of autumn. Soon, colder weather and eventually, the white stuff, will slow our roll. With the bright sunshine, we foolishly thought today would be a a good day for a country ride. And it was, but there was a lot more traffic than we would have liked and the SSW wind was relentless and buffeted us in all directions, except when we rode North.

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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.

15 thoughts on “Rural “Seens”

  1. I love all your photos with beautiful rural scenes, Allan, especially the ones with llamas! It is a pure joy to cycle on such a sunny day! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely second Advent. Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Aiva 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks Aiva. There is always something to look at on our rides, no matter the season. This llama was a goofball. I should have called him the Lonely Llama. He was the only one in the midst of the sheep. Yes, Christmas will be here before we know it. Is your little one looking forward to it and a break from school. Happy Sunday. Allan


  2. Those big new rectangular bales are huge! You wouldn’t haul those by hand! Pictures don’t show the wind at all! Seems like a perfect fall day for a ride and a heck of a lot warmer than today (we were officially colder than Antartica today!!)

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    1. Those bales are big for sure. Still more round bales than rectangular here, but rectangular seems to be making inroads. It was a perfect fall day compared to lately. We had your weather yesterday. -37 with a windchill of -44. Today it is going to -3. Crazy weather. Stay warm Bernie. Allan


      1. The wind chill this am was -45 and I had to go to work! Only getting to -14 (from -29) but the wind is supposed to continue. Oh well when it’s this cold it’s sunny!

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