There is no doubt about it. I am a solar powered person to the core & it was the sun which both mentally & physically had me working on my backyard project this morning plus up on a ladder trimming some Mulberry trees. Even had myself motoring down the road on my motorcycle at one point & had Pheebs out for a second walk this afternoon.
I've never had any kind of warm riding gear for my motorcycle but no matter. With a full trickle charged battery I managed to rumble my bike back to life. Surrounded by 44F cold air but under sunny skies I took the bike for it's annual seasonal run down to the eastern end of Bayfield's River Road & back. Maybe only about 3 miles round trip but it was enough to spread that big Spring grin across my face & had me belting out out a few bars of Johnny Horton's 'Honkey Tonk Man.' I may have frightened a few chickens along the way with my twangy guitar renditions between vocals but no matter, it was just great getting out there again roaring, no humming (Honda's hum, Harley's roar) down the road with a pair of extra fuzzy over sized ear muffs & my warm furry wind resistant shoes on. Bike purred along just fine & so did I. Took me a few minutes to bring my hands up to a liveable human temperature when I got back but a small price to pay for getting a little of this past winter's dust & dirt blowed off myself......in a nice way:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My 12-year-old daughter asked me, "Mom, do you have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a school project."
I gave her one without thinking to ask what the project was. A few days later I was in her classroom for a parent-teacher meeting when I noticed my face pinned to a mural the students had created.
The title of their project was "The oldest thing in my house."
Me too, solar powered that is. No matter the temperature it's always better with the sun. Well....temps in the 90's maybe not so much.ReplyDelete
I can just assume that those spring pics are from a previous year. Over here we had a ferocious snow storm today. I could hardly see the road in front of me.ReplyDelete
This spring time weather is sure an inspiration, lov'n it too.ReplyDelete
Nothing better Al, than the feeling of getting the bike out for the first ride of the spring...it has always been my favourite. Still haven't got mine out of the trailer since we got back from Florida...ReplyDelete
I guess we are solar powered too, we get so much more done when the sun is shining. Skip is wishing he had bought that Honda Shadow we looked at last winter.
Sounds like a fun day! I too am solar powered.ReplyDelete
The sunshine definitely energizes me and lifts my spirits. When the gray rainy Oregon days get to me, I have to remind myself that it is the rain that makes Oregon so beautiful in the summer.ReplyDelete
We sun-seekers too. Vinca (the purple flower) lovers not at all. We have that damn stuff in one of our flower beds & I hate it!ReplyDelete
Six miles?? Did the engine get warmed up...? We went a little over a hundred miles today just to have lunch in Kearney Missouri.... LOLReplyDelete