Monday, June 6, 2005

an early-morning ride

Since I woke up early, I rode, knowing the forecast for today says it'll be 90 degrees for a high.

There are some flooded areas in the Missouri River bottom now, as a result of the five 1/2 inches of rain we received lately.  Yes, that is water in the distance.  Lovely crops can be grown here, but there's always a risk of losing some of your profits to flooding.  Blue and I won't likely be going down there for the rest of the summer:  the mosquitoes are back with a vengeance!  Of course, the standing water makes a perfect breeding-grounds for them.  The weeds along the levee are getting pretty thick and tall, too, which makes it difficult for Blue to navigate. 

I saw a herd of at least nine deer.  It's hard to count them when they're on the move.  The area near the river would be a bird-watcher's paradise, because I saw birds of every size and kind.  Red-winged blackbirds were especially in evidence.  As we rode along the river, a beaver slapped his tail on the water and made Blue jump.  It was a good ride.

8 comments:

starstarj said...

If envy is a sin then I am guilty

amy122389 said...

You know, Donna.....I never really realized how beautiful Missouri is...  thanks..  :)

~Amy

ksquester said...

It sounds like it was a good ride. Watch out for West Nile with all those misquitos. Anne

whitedove3622 said...

Sounds so peaceful there. Things are so hectic here I could use a nice quiet ride  down by the river. Your description of your ride has a calming affect so its almost like being there.

joolsinwa said...

beautiful shot
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astaryth said...

What a gorgeous sunrise!
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tendernoggle said...

Beautiful!
CArlene

tendernoggle said...

Beautiful!
CArlene