On Today’s Bike Ride: Freakishly Warm Christmas

Bike parked on covered bridge

We had six inches of snow here nine days ago. Today, the temperature reached 68 degrees. The hubs and I took a leisurely bike ride together, and I was comfortable wearing leggings with a short-sleeved t-shirt. Many spots on my usual riding trail are soggy from snow melt, so we ambled around a little through town and the nearly-deserted university campus where the spousal unit works at his paid employment.

Everything about the day felt odd, from the weather to the dearth of people where there are usually crowds. I managed to stave off apocalyptic thoughts and feelings enough to enjoy the outing. It was relaxing, not having to worry much about traffic, as we saw only a handful of other folks out and about in that part of the city.

Bridge
Pedestrian and bicycle bridge
Street view through fence.
Street view through fence.
Bike parked on covered bridge
Frieda taking a break.
Fence and girders of pedestrian/bicycle bridge.
Another shot from the bridge.
Abstract metal sculpture
Artist: Ernest Trova. Abstract Variation, No. 5

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! To everyone else, wishes of peace and joy.

Author: thedamari

I live in Missouri, a more beautiful place than many realize. I love writing, reading, walking, bicycling, and making lists. I’ve written poetry since I was seven. A few years ago I branched out into short fiction and memoir pieces. I also perpetually have a novel in progress. My brain pursues ideas at a brisk pace, wandering all over the map. This blog represents one of my efforts to keep up with it.

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