21 October 2010

Ride, Captain, Ride

Mary's Socks
I rode 22 miles to get this picture. That's right, 44 miles roundtrip to shoot a pair of socks in a flowerbed!

mixture of seasonsThe next day, I rode 17 miles to get this shot. 34 roundtrip miles of gorgeous red and orange trees beneath heavenly blue skies, all to see roses thriving in the middle of October and in the midst of autumn gold.

This second ride also was an opportunity to remember what veterans have done for me. I've been wondering what lies behind the "War Memorial Rose Garden" sign all summer long. I finally investigated, and I was amazed at the beauty and tranquility I found within the garden. I shared more photos in yesterday's Wordless Wednesday.

May I never take my freedom for granted.

Why ride? Why drive when the weather is so perfect and the scenery so picturesque? I wouldn't mind if this lovely prelude to winter continues long into November!

20 comments :

  1. Yay, socks! I've been attempting to knit more socks. I wish we had that kind of weather here in So Cal. Gloomy and rainy right now. Thankfully, not too cold though!

    Why drive? Cuz I don't think I can ride a bike anymore! I think I'd rather walk, though. Haha.

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  2. Sounds like a perfectly good reason to me! Great socks. What yarn do you use for your socks?

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  3. Yulian, I think you're sending your So Cal gloomy and rainy to us tomorrow. Just in time for the full moon. Gee, thanks!!! :)

    Jen, I use clearance sock yarn. Ha ha! It's the only kind I can afford. This is OnLine Holiday Color. I don't think you can get that line of colors anymore, but there are several other OnLine clearance lines at Little Knits and Webs. Great stuff!

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  4. die socken sind sehr schön , wo finde ich die anleitung dazu ? danke für den netten kommentar .gruß martina

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  5. The sock pattern is available online free after being featured on "Knit & Crochet Today." You must log in to Knit & Crochet Today in order to access the free patterns, but that's free, too. The Step-by-Step Socks pattern is located in Episode 205, listed as Crochet Heart & Sole Socks.

    Die Socke Muster ist online verfügbar frei, nachdem er auf vorgestellten "Knit & Häkeln Heute." Sie müssen bei Strick & Häkeln Heute einloggen, um den freien Zugang Muster, sondern dass frei ist, auch. Die Schritt-für-Schritt Socks Muster ist in Episode 205, als Crochet Heart & Sole befindet aufgeführt Socken.

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  6. Somehow, you must have known I needed a bike-fix *badly*... I'm glad your October allowed you the chance to take these gorgeous rides and amazing shots!

    It goes without saying that I am fully jealous. On both counts. Winter riding is just not fun.

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  7. lol, the socks are as pretty as the flowerbed. Its cold now and I could use some pretty socks. :)

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  8. Love the socks & for sure worth the trip for the shot: Beautiful. Lovely post.

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  9. I'll bet those rides with all the fresh air and sunshine were absolutely thrilling. And when the picture of the socks on the flowers opened, may I just say 'WOWEE!" Love the colors!!!

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  10. Gorgeous socks, gorgeous pictures (as always) ... please keep riding!!! Love to stop by and see the sites. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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  11. Great socks and flowers and views. Have a nice weekend :)

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  12. thanks fpr the answer . doch leider kann ich kein englisch . danke gruß martina

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  13. The sock in the flowerbed is SPECTACULAR, well worth a century ride, in my opinion.

    I agree. May the warm weather stay on! Unfortunately, I think it won't but snow is pretty too!

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  14. I love that picture in the flower bed. Gorgeous colours!

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  15. You put me to shame. I love that first photo and keep coming back to see it again and again. Need to get my bike out and enjoy fall...

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  16. thank you . doch leider kann google das nicht richtig übersetzen . du kann aber gut deutsch schreiben .gruß martina

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  17. you must be one of the healthiest photographers I know. cool shots

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  18. Great shots - I love the socks! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

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