Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life...

...How Did You Begin Yours?
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2009 jim otterstrom

Peggy and I have been sleeping on the deck, outside, under the stars, for the past few weeks. We wake up about 5 A.M. and have been alternating between long morning walks and bike rides around the lake.
This morning we left the house on our bikes, at 5:45, and found another beautiful sky waiting for us. We could see rain in the distance ahead of us so I stopped at Von's deli and asked for a plastic bag to put my camera in, just in case.

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In the enlarged picture you can see rain falling over to the west of us, and, as we got over near Boulder Bay, the roads were wet but the rain had moved out ahead of us.

You may also notice a rainbow coming down through the clouds in the right side of the photo. It appears to be touching down near the Serrano Campground on the north shore, near the solar observatory, and sure enough, when we got over to the bike path that runs through the campground the ground was still wet.

Boulder Bay
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As we rolled west the clouds moved to the horizon and blues skies opened above us.

Near The Dam, Looking Southeast
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Shortly after crossing the dam, and heading back eastward toward home, we stopped for a water break at this overlook.

A Couple Of Hours Later...
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Tuesday is the day our local little Farmer's Market sets up shop, just 2 blocks from our house, so after our ride we leashed up Dallas and headed over to pick up some fresh produce.

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All this fun and we were home before 9 A.M. looking forward to working in our own gardens.

~We Hope You Are Enjoying Your Day~

Peace & Love
Jim & Peg

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do live among some beautiful countryside. The farmers' market looks like it is thriving, with many beautiful vegetables. It's a great life that you live.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

We live in an agricultural area and I am sure that our farmer's markets are not this rich. You have beautiful weather fronts as well.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

I forgot to answer that I began my day with about 45 minutes of exercise...this is only a big deal because I have been NOT exercising for weeks!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


The San Bernardino Mountains are a wondrous place to be in the midst of and, at 63, I simply try to enjoy each and every moment.


We are not very good at exercising for the sake of exercise, but we just love being outside, whether it be on foot, on our bicycles, or working in the garden. We don't usually think of it as exercise though, just pure enjoyment.

It's always good to see you here, Tabor. Thanks for popping in so regularly with your supportive comments.

Peace & Love,

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Mary Anne said...

How I began my day: a 5-mile bike ride. Too bad the destination is my office!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Mary Anne-

Nice way to get to the office though, huh?

Are you getting any field work in right now, or just office stuff?

I called you awhile back and talked with Scott in your absence.

It's always good to hear from you!

Did I tell you Peggy quit her job and is a full-time retiree again?

Much Love,


11:57 AM  
Blogger David Edward said...

i am enjoying every day, and lots of working days - but I really enjoyed talking to you too at Gene and Betty's housewarming. that was a treat. You both look great!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


It was great hanging out with you too, and at such a nice party!

Some kind of beautiful place Gene & Betty have built there, huh?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Linda Navroth said...

You two are the luckiest people on the planet!

11:01 AM  
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10:40 PM  

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