|Shetland ponies at the farmstand on my bike ride. They had a sheep that was the same size as these|
|This place likes to make all sorts of baskets, this is their 'fairy garden'|
|more conventional baskets|
|yard decorations from discarded tableware|
|I went back to buy this. My birds will have a place to take a bath|
A perfect day (dry, sunny and not windy) for bicycling! Since I started riding again 6 weeks ago, I've put 256 miles on the bike, the exact amount I will do in the Michigander over 6 days. Lots of animals on my ride today: a lone female turkey, sandhill cranes, a deer just inches of me trying to decide whether it was going to dart in front of me, the fat shetland ponies at the farmstand that I stop at to drink water and stretch my legs along with their sheep and goats, and my favorite, right in my neighborhood 4 hours after the sun came out, a raccoon darted in front of me. Raccoons should only be seen at dusk, night or dawn, not during the day. Something must be wrong with it.
I did a lot of planting yesterday so my garden is starting to shape up. Later I had a late lunch/early dinner with a friend. Tasty.
Update: Hundred thousandth visitor came about an hour after I posted this. Someone from Reno who just stumbled upon this blog looking for photos of pink phlox