Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sycamore Canyon

We took a few more breaks than usual on our trek down and up Sycamore Canyon today. Break #1 came when I spotted a meadow with the sun hitting it just right. "Gorgeous," I thought to myself as I gazed up. While I gazed up at the sky, a rut grabbed ahold of my rear tire and shot me down to the ground. My impact was, thankfully, softened by the grass, but the impact of a crash always jostles me a little. I lifted my head to see Sean riding away, unaware of what had taken place behind him. I put my head back on the grass and waited for him to circle back around for me while the birds overhead squaked at me. Luckily, it was only the birds nearby because about 1/2 mile up the trail, we stopped for break #2.
Sean spotted 2 coyotes just off the trail. They kept their distance from us, but were quite curious. I think they were just jealous that we had wheels and they didn't.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011


A day of exploration until the darn camera got in the way! We followed the neighing sounds of the horses across the road in the pasture and discovered there were not one, but two large horses living on that piece of land. Kyoki trotted by (accompanied by Rufus, the dog,) and stopped just long enough for a pat on the nose and a quick conversation with the rider. The resident squirrels popped in and out of their homes having conversations of their own. There were hills to run down and trees to climb up. Tall grass beckoned to be laid upon while leaves overhead shaded us from the sun.

A perfect spot for a photo shoot with the talented Melissa Koehler. It's always a treat to watch her in action.