Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Back in the Middle
A longish visit to the East is over. I'll miss the ocean for another long while. Spent a good amount of time with the family, and we managed to get in some time with Monkey's peeps, too, before flying out on Sunday evening.
We returned to a warmish house and a garden bursting with greens. The squash are growing like monsters and the beans are coming in, too. As well, the lawn took our hiatus as an opportunity to shag up quite a bit. After mowing yesterday, I decided to take a longish bike ride down to Roca and back, a round trip of about 24 miles.
The weather was not too warm and the terrain was extremely level. Still, my out of practice legs were burning on the way back. I took a short break at the halfway point to eat a sandwich, do a little writing, and watch a farmer mow a field. The rest of the day was spent reading and cooking dinner.
Man, it's a hard life.