Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Cliff had some repair work to do on his trailer, after the little incident we had Monday.  When the junk shifted, somehow one of the ramps to the trailer was torn off.  He uses the ramps to drive tractors or other vehicles up on the trailer for hauling.  (He made this trailer several years ago, using plenty of his "junk" in the process.)

Any of Cliff's projects requires circling the item to be built or worked on and pondering; this is sometimes accompanied by mutterings and head-scratchings.

Once he had plotted his course, he started in on it.

Done!  Although in this picture, he's considering doing something with those fenders, since they've rusted quite a bit.

I leave you with a picture from my morning ride yesterday:

There's something rather "zen" about these soybean fields; when I'm riding there I can feel tension and cares melting away. It's very calming to the spirit, reminding me of those sand-gardens in Japan that I've seen pictured:

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marainey1 said...

Good Morning !  You always have such a great start to the day with that ride of yours.  Hope your have a grand one !  'On Ya' - ma

dbaumgartner said...

Fabulous pics. I love the one from your morning ride. Very, very cool!


magran42 said...

The peace that comes to you on your rides and the peace Cliff gets from a job well done are close relatives I'm sure.  You both are really blessed.

ickivic said...

I commend Cliff's efforts on recycleing.  Go Cliff!  The morning ride does look so peaceful, I love the shadow.  Vicki

fowfies said...

Cliff is a fix it man, I like that, Ian is too. Your morning shadow ride is the peacefulness of it.

lanurseprn said...

Cliff sure likes to work on things! I'd love to have a man around like that!
Your morning ride picture is so pretty! Nice way to start the day.

mutualaide said...

I find it interesting how a man who is a fixer upper-er will have a routine before they do any work.  Nice picture of your ride yesterday.  

ksquester said...

I LOVE that shadow picture of you and Blue.  Anne

luvmort said...

Recycling, practised here and now in the heartland of America!

Love the shadow shot.  Veddy nice!