Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Discover something interesting

When the rain moved out during the early hours of the morning, it left a cold front in its wake. It was over 80 degrees f one day last week, but today a warm sweatshirt felt good.

Jilda walked ahead. I stopped several times to look for new growth on the trees and shrubs we planted earlier in the month. The forestry service apparently knows the best time to sell trees. All of ours survived.

The light was drab, which made the color around us muted. Sometimes, that's not a bad thing. When I rounded the barn and walked to catch up with Jilda, I looked back over my shoulder and saw an untaken picture.

This ancient bicycle leaned against the outside of the barn. I have used that old bike for a photo prop for the past 30 years. I'm guessing my nephew recently used it to take a picture of his boy, who is approaching bicycle age now.

It looked as if the old Schwinn has been there forever. Maybe it has been. But for some reason, it just registered in my consciousness today. I snapped a few pictures.

I hope you discovered something interesting in your life today.


  1. Wonderful news that all your trees survived. I suspect you and Jilda deserve some of the credit you blithely handed away.

  2. A classic. Who didn't want a Schwinn back in the day?

  3. The composition is very nice, and as you said, the muted colors were just right!

  4. hhhhh, a Schwinn!! The dream bike of most kids from the past. I had a J.C. Higgins once, not close to the Schwinn. YES it does make a great prop, especially beside a door with real barn hinges, love it.
    You and the pretty lady Jilda stay safe.
    Sherry & jack

  5. Love this picture which seems to go with the world today. It is so nice that you and Jilda are enjoying each and every day

  6. I so enjoy the pictures of your walks around your property Many old bikes are used for yard decorations now. Enjoy yours!

  7. Maybe just a little bit of oil and that bike is good to go for a spin around the farm. I would be polishing that baby.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. That's good about the trees, haven't ridden a bike in decades


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