I'm not sure what got into me Tuesday but I rode my bike 10 miles and rode my horse for a couple of hours. I was one tired chick!
I had not ridden my bike for almost 3 weeks! It has been hard to get back in a routine after the rainy month we had. I need to ride in the morning when it is cool but I can't seem to break out of my "late night" habit making it difficult to get up early enough.
Our temps haven't been too bad but the humidity has been horrible! I decided to suck it up and ride anyway. Even though the trail was open I did encounter major damage at the place I blogged about before but the damage was even worse than the last time I had ridden.
This is how the trail look May 19th.
I realize this picture doesn't really give you "depth of field" so here's one more to give you a better idea.
Some already bursting to expel their seeds.
Even the milkweeds are dispensing their seed.
This beautiful Lantana.
And this butterfly bush
A close up. They sure do smell good!
I wanted to ride Fancy but she was missing a shoe so I rode Diamond. The equestrian trails are still closed at the park so I road at my friend's again. I was much more watchful as they have seen several snakes with all the rain. Thankfully I didn't run across any but the mosquitoes and deer flies were really bad!
Time to head back as the sun slowly makes its way to the horizon.
Have a good one!