We had an end of October afternoon at 70 most wonderful degrees. I managed an early and productive morning, cutting that priority project a bit shorter than I would have had we been living with a more normal almost-November day's weather.
Conditions were near magical; the strong SW wind made distant valley views almost gauzy with the warmer and wetter air.
Stopped for coffee at the Co-Op, just happened to grab this photo when there weren't trucks and wagons dumping corn.
The last time I was here, Hootie, Eric and Ben were along......way too long ago. I've got to make sure this is a more frequent destination.
On gravel here, my road ahead down in the dip and climbing the corner on the other side of the valley.
Another distant corner in my path........
From the far east end of Blank Hill Road......
What kind of a magnificent afternoon would it be without a Rum Cherry??
Time to get home....on the Minnesota side of the river.
Not sure if I'll get out again this weekend or not. November 6 is the MN Swan Ride and it's mandatory that I make that one.
You are really pushing it! Good for you. These rolling hills are lovely, and you got ice-cream!ReplyDelete
Sonja, it was a winning day from every angle. Our riding season can easily last through October but if we're(I'm) still riding at the end of November, that will be something special.Delete
The pictures say perfect riding weather to me....so yes, ride you must.ReplyDelete
Dom, there simply was no choice.Delete
... a short time ago the same views had brilliant ambers..golds and dark reds.... Mother Nature is about ready to hand the summer keys over to 0'Man Winter.... his color is.. whiteReplyDelete
Mike, I've seen it 60 times now and it still surprises how quickly once noticed that it all takes place. It WILL be icy cold before we're ready.Delete
All those rolling green hills are so pretty. I am jealous of your temperatures and that ice cream!!ReplyDelete
Brandy, it was just a sensational day to be out. No chunks of cherry visible in my photo but trust me, they're in there.Delete