Sunday, May 04, 2008

Fresh Air and Exercise

Sharyn and I decided we need more exercise awhile back so we are getting out in this better weather on our bicycles. Last year we visited this little park that's part of the Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Bike Trail.

The park is next to the Mosby Creek Covered bridge so I stopped on the trail bridge to get this picture of Mosby Creek and the Covered bridge.

This is the railing on the trail bridge where I took the previous picture.

A little further down the trail ran through a rural area with farms and fields on both sides.

There were plenty of wild flowers and a few bugs

There is still some old growth down in the valleys this is a prime example. This huge tree reminds me greatly of the Giant Spruce trees at Cape Perpetua.

One great view was this one from another trail bridge of another covered bridge in the distance.

Finally on the way back I spotted a Dogwood in bloom. Sharyn had been hoping to see some on the ride but we both missed this one on the bike ride as we were going out but luckily we saw it later.

Beautifully rural and nothing more peaceful than horses on an emerald green field surrounded by old moss laden oaks and evergreens.

Speaking of moss laden Oregon shacks like this can be seen all over in the rural areas.

Sharyn had ridden ahead when I stopped to get the picture of the shack and I managed to get one shot as she rode into the sunset.

Then as I started to leave I got this picture of a white unicorn. Actually it's the horses ear sticking forward.

So back at the car we found that we had parked directly across from a Dogwood and just laughed as I took a couple of pictures from 20 feet in front of the car.

Beautiful trees I love to see them.

On the drive in the car coming home we spotted a heard of deer in a field.

They stopped to greet us with a smile before taking off.

Later we took a short drive just East of our home and came across this Tractor on Bear Creek Road...

... then a little further along spotted a turkey walking along the side of the road.

As we approached the turkey took of, literally, I got a shot of the turkey getting a running start and it was cool seeing it fly away.

Well I just like this shot of the tree leaning over the Rodgers road

This is the bear creek area so a bear on a solar light pole makes sense.

This is the Cloverdale Chapel Meetinghouse less than two miles from where we live.

A beautiful tribute to the community of mankind.

Scrabble Score - Scrabble Queen 312 the contender 298

Quote of the Day - “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird” Benjamin Franklin quotes (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)


Parapluie said...

Enjoyed your photo tour of the Covered Bridge Trail and car trip. The road running turkey is extraordinary. I have tried to photograph wild life so I really appreciate this one.

Anonymous said...

I would rather have under the illusion that it was a unicorn!

CCAI said...

Hello! I am writing you from KS. I should get married in the Cloverdale chapel next year. You wrote a great comment about it :) I was wondering since you are so close to it, if you knew what the barn on the property looks like, I am planning on having my wedding reception in it :)
Thank you very much for your help!


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