Do you see a theme? On Saturday's bicycle ride we didn't make it out of the parking lot without our first chocolate of the day. In fact we had two chocolate treats before heading out on the road.
The brave photographer puts herself into precarious situations, risking life and limb for that one special shot. Did I mention we're on the bicycles today? Ok, so not so precarious and life risking. A wheel shot along the Dave Clark bike path. You know what this will lead to...
This week I spotted my first daffodils of the year. These are not them. These are the second sighting of daffodils of the year. The first were along a road with no shoulder, and no place pull over. Yes I could have gone back with camera in hand, and got the pic, but that would have required a U-turn. Since I need a Costco sized parking lot for U-turns you get a pic of the second daffodil sighting.
Someone had a chain break on the ride. While we waited on the repair I spent the time crawling in a ditch taking pictures of grass and colverts. I like ditches. Maybe it's my history of "ditch-walking" with my dad. Back in my farm days we irrigated our pastures by flooding them from small ditches that ran through the fields. In the evenings we'd go out with shovel in hand, to close up one flood point along the ditch and open up others where the ground was dry. Ditches were little worlds all their own. In my mind they were rivers that ran through enchanted lands. Each bump and high point had a castle or a fort. What can I say, I was kind of a dreamy sort of kid. Anyway, I like ditches. This one had some interesting grasses, culverts, and a nice soft batch of sticky mud. No castles though.
We head back into Albany to our next stop. Chocolate Boutique and Peddler's Boot. 320 6th Ave. in Albany. This cool historic house is chock full of wonderful handcrafts, collectibles and chocolate. What a fun place to visit!
The bent's decide to park in formation.
The rest of us head inside to purchase a some of this...
One more photo op. Someone left a rainbow down the middle of the road - nice! This won't be my last rainbow this weekend.
Lunch was at Szabos in Albany. We had chicken ceasar salad and finished with cake and ice cream. Chocolate of course!
Ron and I finished the day with a quick trip to Salem to play with more motorcycles. I've sat on these three before. Ron insisted on the camera. I won't look at him.
None fit quite as nice as the ninja. I like the SV, but it would need some modifications for a better fit.
I can't end this blog post with silly motorcycle sitting pictures, so here's one more in black and white. Hopefully it's a nicer ending to the post.