Sunday, August 19, 2012

Riding and Hiking

We now want to ride, then hike.

On a simple gorgeous, perfect dawn morning, we rode north on the Parkway to Craggy Gardens to hike.

It was so beautiful, I did not pay close enough attention to what I was doing, tripped and fell on this rock...
Pain... a quick 45-minute ride back home, then to the emergency room. After x-rays, I escaped with nothing broken and only 11 stitches on my left knee.

Lesson? Pay attention to what you're doing.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Riding the Fog

Sweet Sunday. Up early again, we rode toward Lake Lure awash with fog...

Shooting into the sun

"The only joy in the world is to begin." 
~ Cesare Pavese
We move quickly of course, but I am able to balance my camera and shoot into the sun, through the fog. How lucky I am to be able to do this. The wind, the wet fog, are exhilarating. My lungs are full of excitement. Lucky, I am so lucky.

Hwy 74, heading to Hickory Nut Gorge
I never really know what the camera will capture. But I keep clicking the shutter, and sometimes, I am given a gift...

Speed and creativity