There is something about fall that is restorative. Nature brings a new rhythm and inspiration to us as we notice the changes of this season.
I’d thought about staying inside this afternoon to take care of part of the “to-do list” around the house. That would have been nice, I suppose. I’m glad that I forced myself out of the house and onto the bike instead.
For two hours I pedaled through the long shadows of the late afternoon, on a freshly paved road that was smooth and quiet as I rolled.
I pedaled hard, but stopped a few times to notice things, like these apples.
I could have taken a few things off the list at home and used up what energy I had left today. Even though the bike ride was strenuous, it gave more energy than it took.