A Day for Flowers, a Bike Ride, and Nachos

In the United States, yesterday was Mother’s Day.

There were flowers from Mike and Shannon,

and flowers from Dee.

The day was sunny and warm, just perfect for a bike ride, our first of the season.

We rode our usual route of eight miles, and except for some slight knee pain, it was go, go, go for me. For the past few months, I have been faithfully riding my exercise bike, and yesterday I saw the benefits of this, ahem, boring workout. It’s been a long time since I have started the biking season feeling so strong and ready to go. I am very hopeful that by midsummer, we will be going on longer bike rides.

After our bike ride, we stopped at the little park by Maranacook Lake. So green and pretty this time of year.

How to end this sunny day? With Clif’s nachos, which are far better than any we can get in central Maine.

All in all, a good Mother’s Day from beginning to end.


36 thoughts on “A Day for Flowers, a Bike Ride, and Nachos”

    1. Yes, makes quite a difference riding the exercise bike in the winter. Boring, but worth it.

      1. Today here is hot and humid, going from bright to overcast, with a little thunder and sun at the same time, so rain yet. Lately I see at least one squirrel lie on his or her stomach right on the ground to eat the grains and seeds, presumably due to heat and tiredness–s/he sprang up well enough to chase someone else off–I’m unsure if it’s the same layabout, or different ones at different times. I hope you get good rain.

      2. Hope the storms weren’t too bad. The weather reports for south of here were frightful.

      3. Yeah, apparently near us but not on our property there were 1,000 lightning strikes in an hour–whew. The house shook a lot from thunder (big two-story house), but I just unplugged the phone etc. and read in bed with the cat at about 2-3 pm onward. I think something like 70,000 folks were without power in our area–poor trees.

      4. Wow! That must have been some storm. Weird, weird weather. Glad you escaped the worst.

    1. Sure does! I have high hopes about going for longer bike rides. I will keep you posted.

  1. Sounds like you had a great day – and it looks like you’ll be busy planting. 😉
    Wow, the grass at the park is so green– I simply LOVE spring!

    1. Me, too. Yes, as soon as all danger of frost is past, I’ll be planting. What a chilly May it has been.

    1. It really was. And I was so pleased to be in such good shape at the beginning of the season. Usually I have to work up to it. I really am expecting to for longer rides by mid-summer.

  2. The flowers are beautiful, the nachos look delicious and it’s always great when you feel good after the first bike ride of the year (my knees were also a little sore after my first bike ride). Thanks for sharing your special day and Happy Mother’s Day!🙂

    1. Feels great to be so strong at the beginning of the season. Pedaling is tedious on the exercise bike, but it sure pays off.

  3. What a lovely day you had! We have sunshine but no warmth at present and seeing Clif with shorts and a short-sleeved shirt made me a little envious! I am still wearing my winter clothes!

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