Everything is changing out in the country with the arrival of fall. Drier and windy today. Flocks of small birds, would burst out of the bushes and fly and dart around like a bunch of minnows following each other in a zig zag pattern, and then land in another section of bushes. This would happen over and over again, 1oos of little birds, I don't know what they were doing.
The woods is losing it's cover, I can see things now through the trees that have been hidden since spring. I see trails that were hidden all summer, I shall ride em.
Grasshoppers would jump in front of my rolling front wheel, and pop out of the way of getting crushed at the last second.
Fat Monarch caterpillars would be crawling across the road, I would make sure I swerve around them, so I can see butterflies next spring.
Stopped and talked to Del and Kevin, two county road repair guys, my son Caleb used to work with them. They love working out in the country, I see them ever so often, and they are always a pleasant chat.
Mary, I lady I see walking the trails near the town of Dyersville from time to time said something to me as I was riding by. I pulled my ear buds out of my ears and said "pardon me"
She asked me if I wanted to see a gigantic hornets nest if I wouldn't tell others of it's location. I was certainly interested. So after a short walk back on the trail she pointed over yonder, and WOW, this was the the mother of all hornets nests. Mary shared with me she collects hornets nest, and had her eye on this one for a long time. She was worried that this would be found by kids and busted up as the leaves are leaving. So she is working on a plan, and looking for a bee suit.
I never get tired of riding, may never know the reason why, but I don't need to know, I'll just keep doing.