|Pumpkin, chocolate chip goodness!|
|A relaxing bike ride made even more so when I can reach out a pet a little dog.|
|The perfect flower?|
California poppies grow in proliferation in Flagstaff, although not in my backyard for some reason. I'm not sure if I'd be able to sell this house if I had California poppies growing in our otherwise perfect backyard retreat.
|A regal and elegant flower.|
Today, I am unlikely to pedal my way to staying in the present. High winds of up to 50 mph do not make for good bike riding. Perhaps pedaling into a strong headwind is just too much of a metaphor for the last few years? I may instead nibble on a freshly baked cookie, accompanied by a cold glass of milk, concentrating all my thoughts on the delightful combination of pumpkin and dark chocolate. When my bike cannot serve as my escape, homemade cookies seem like a reasonable substitute.