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Nov 6, 2010

Cycling for Autumn Shadows

sunday bike ride oct.31.2010
"... -  a feeling of much space. It is a very beautiful world."  1942 Georgia O'keefe in a letter to Arthur Dove
Autumn's here and the mountains have snow already.

Pictures from my bike ride last Sunday.    The trail pictured above meanders through neighborhoods along the old sugarpine railroad trail.  At the outermost part, where the city is still somewhat sparse, the foothills are still visible from the bike trail.  My hometown just approved a measure to further develop the bike trails and bike lanes.  Yes!

When my parents first moved to what was then the outskirts of the city, I could walk in the fields near my home and view those same foothills and mountains in the above left photo.  The fields are now homes and shopping centers, but my fond memories of those walks with my dog still remain.

I've spent the week reading O'keefe's biography.  I can understand her love for the foothills and the ever-changing landscape.

Catch more shadows at HeyHarriet's blog.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous shadow shots for the day! And I love O'Keefe's words! Such lovely colored trees! Beautiful shot of the foothills! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Happily you can ride to any summit in your lovely area, and the higher you climb, the lovelier the view. Shadows are a great subject, and your efforts leave us to view a beautiful montage!

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the shadow with the bike! Nicely captured.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

Elephant Ears' Shadows

Hey Harriet said...

I love how you've displayed the photos! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful location to ride around in. I'm off for a bike ride later this afternoon but my ride will not be as pretty as yours :)

Hey it's so great to see you on Facebook too! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

lovely shadow shot and I love your trees, they are my favourites especially in the Autumn.
Barbiboo
http://barbiboo-bea.blogspot.com/

Marlene said...

Love the shadows. You live is a beautiful area, so happy that they are going to put in more paths instead of more streets.

Catherine said...

so many lovely autumn colours submitted this week...

wanderlust said...

Really nice, it looks like a lovely ride!

Jesse Noe Mendez said...

Hi,

these are lovely shadows, and I just love the colors of the tree leaves....

I'm just waiting for the fall colors to take shape here in the South West, and I can't wait for the snow also....

I have a Tag/Award for you on my blog, so I hope you will come and play....

xooxxoxo

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Funny, your still in Autumn season, while me is now struggling to a cold winter.

It was forecasted that this winter is worser than last year §;-(

Ohhh... so calm J! It feels so comfy seeing you in a very crisp shadow.

Happy week days, dear friend.

xoxo as always,
/chie

zendotstudio said...

Love that shadow shot. And your mountains look very Georgia Okeefe. We drove through NM this spring and these are very reminiscent of the landscape there. You would love the Okeefe museum or perhaps you have been. It was wonderful, but we missed her home betwen Taos & Santa Fe.

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful collage of shadows! And especially love the details of the bike and rider in shadow!

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for your visits.

Zendot, I hope to get out to NM someday. If I do, I'll definitely try to visit the o'keefe museum.

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