Saturday, October 3, 2020

So October 2020 It Is

Leaves clearly morphing into vivd utopia and cooler mornings offer pristine riding opportunities 

NUMBERS:

Hours - 43

PR's - 15

Activities - 20

Miles - 536 / 862km

Days Off The Bike - 10

Total For The Year - 3,232.7 miles ( 3,174.1 Cycling Miles 5,109km )

WATERING:

House sittings gigs have also ramped up due to Fall Colors seekers. These desert gardens still need some H2o on weekends while the humans are flocking to the mountains for that last glimpse of Summer Camping. And as a hose controlling expert, I was judicious when it came to dispersing the proper amount evenly amongst the raised garden beds. Everything is coming on strong now that it is NOT reaching 100F / 38c and 3% humidity during the day. The shorter days helps for sure. The Valley lost 21 minutes of daylight last week.

SPAM?? Hope William Knows

SPAM!!! Sure hope poor William receives his notification some day. 


Dawn Patrol Rides, finding these rides treating me rather well. 




EXIGENCY:

Future Sight Of Healing Options West??? Are You Kidding Me??? I Sure See The Vision. Even Walking This Property Felt Solid In My Bones. Just checked out this site in the sleepy little town of Cedaredge Colorado. Four acres of land, irrigation rights, butted up against Forest Service Land, and book ended by two larger lots that appear established. Both of those lots have a 1990 or maybe 1980's ranch style homes near the back corners of the property lines. In My Wheelhouse 


Following through on a goal of getting my A$$ back up in the mountains for the fall colors. 




Loki doing a little shimmy shimmy shake. The Dude showcasing his smoked pork tenderloin, fresh homemade bread he baked earlier, and sliced triple brie. Oh Baby 


Beat It



My Poor Old iPhone Just Doesn't Give Mother Nature Justice 



Righteous Adventure, No Bones About It 


ASTRONOMY:

Monday and Tuesday moon rises caused me to go speechless. But that Blue Moon on the 1st of Rock-Tow-Ber, YES!!! My gratitude levels were running high and my mason jars were full to the rim. Just in case you are unaware, I pretty damn excited, a Blue Moon is when two full moons appear in the SAME month. In this case, October 1st and HALLOWEEN NIGHT!!!  


The Winter Constellations are creeping their way into the night sky again. In the Northern Hemisphere, space offers a "soft" meteor show on the 7th. Its referred to as the Draconid Shower and will project from the Big Dipper Constellation. Now be ready on in the early 20's of October as the Orionid Meter Showers begin in the south eastern sky. Obviously manifesting out from the Orion Constellation. And lucky us Coloradans, the crescent moon won't interfere with the predawn streaks of light. Dynamic Light Trails 


I Really Like This Shot 


Love This Hillside 

Loki Was Hot On The Scent


Like The Wind, Float - Like The Feather, Fly - Like Your Dream, Live It  


IN CLOSING:

September was a complete Sh*THouse. Lets be honest. For every "good" day, the next three days sucked. The amount of combative people these days is ridiculous. Simple incidents quickly escalated into more than just a beeping car horn. About 5 or 6 months ago, I really had my fingers crossed that the human race would exit their locked down dwellings better people, compassionate, thoughtful, or maybe even sympathetic. Boy was I ever wrong. With a nod to baseball fans, was I ever off base. Was that ever a swing and a miss. Hit The Showers Meat



This video above showcases my photos and uploads for promoting my Radio Shows during the year of 2014. Loads of Boy Dog photos and some amazing scenery photos I shot with an old iPhone3. I didn't recognize that this was my video in the YouTube algorithm feed. The stunning San Juan/ Dallas Divide Fall Colors Photo caught my eye and clicked on it. AND there is The Boy Dog drinking water!!! STOKED!!! Its only 3 minutes long and hope the soundtrack doesn't turn you off. And I sincerely thank you in advance for allowing yourself to screen my film. 

GOALS:

  1. Elevate The Heart Rate Between Lifts
  2. 1,000kms No Excuses 
  3. Photo Montage Of Rough Cut Lumber
  4. Bike Trailer & Solar Set Up Final Configuration 
  5. Remember To Breath, Process, And Then Respond
  6. Mail Time - Goodies Arrived 


Stay Strong,

Cheers 

P.S. Big Hugs ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS 

88 comments:

  1. How Bizarre, I Was Unaware That I Wasn't Properly Adding Captions To The Photos - Good News, I Have More To Learn

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  2. Dearest Travis,
    The 2014 video was a great ending and I was 8th.
    Your opening photos look almost heavenly!
    Hoping to see some colors in the next days as we both head for the mountains. Not as spectacular in height as your surroundings of course!
    Happy weekend and keep pushing for it.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank You!! Magical Photos Throughout And I Really Miss That Boy Dog These Days - Share Your Photos When The Leaves Begin Turning - Push The Edge For Sure

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  3. Hello,
    Wow, the fall colors are looking beautiful there. Gorgeous trees. We had rain/clouds during the full moon, I missed it.
    I am still getting used to this new blogger, lining up photos with captions. What fun! The lot does have a fantastic view. Loki is a cutie! I agree, lately it seems more people have little compassion and patience. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Looking Forward To All Of Your Fall Photos - Its A Definite Learning Curve

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  4. Ohh Beautiful pictures from your place:)

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    1. Nothing Like Spending The Day On Some Single Track

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  5. The colours are absolutely beautiful. I love seeing the mountain in the background, adds to the beauty. Great slideshow, I enjoyed it. A new month brings along new experiences and memories. Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see ya again next time.

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    1. And They Are Continuing To Become More Vivid By The Day - You Watched The Video, THANK YOU!!

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  6. Good morning Awesome fall photos-I really enjoyed them-no color here as of yet. Enjoy your new month Take care

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  7. The night sky has been interesting the last couple of months. Thanks for the tips for October.

    The morning light is beautiful as are the trees changing colour.

    Take care and have a good week.

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    1. So Interesting - Its Going To Be A Righteous Few Days Coming Up

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    2. I always wanted a " Keep Out" sign but it's difficult in suburban Britain. Great photos today. Keep using that hose to full effect dude. LOL.

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    3. Hose On Brother Phil - Stay Strong

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  8. Very nice pictures.

    I also wish that some people would mellow out and be less combative. I say “some” because when I look around the vast majority of folks seem fine. It seems like it is a small number causing most of the angst.

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    1. You Are Right - Still Good Folks Out There - Just A Few Bad Eggs - Thanx For Checking In Brother B

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  9. The fall color is awesome...If its in your power I'd grad that 4 acres...I've been wishing to find such a spot myself BUT selling my place here in SC won't come anywhere the cost of equivalent in CO! To get a place like mine in Colorado It would cost me 1/4 million dollars!! Im looking forward to all the night sky events hope to see some the full moon of course was brilliant.
    Good goals to work toward! Cherrio.

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    1. Your Jaw Would Hit The Floor If You Knew How Much - So Looking Forward To The Night Sky - Fingers Crossed With The Goals

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  10. ...enjoy fall and everyday while you can, you never get a second chance.

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  11. I like watching the season change...

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  12. The first mountain photo is just jaw dropping gorgeous! Nice to see some flowers still. I have one petunia, too, but the rest of the flowers are tired. Love the birch trees. They don't seem to do well here. Not sure why. I'd love to do some star gazing, but all three of my neighbors keep their outside lights on all night. So much for living in the country with no light pollution. As always, I enjoyed your blog. Here's to a better week than last. 🤞

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    1. Its That A Really Beauty - Our Stargazing Improves Every Night With So Much Space Debris These Days - Always Something Burning Up - Lets Hope This Week Is Better For Everyone - Lets Hope For Hope

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  13. Colours of autumn are always good to see.
    Video is pleasing.
    The photos from your iPhone are all looking good.

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    1. Thanx So Much For Watching And I Really Appreciate Your Comments

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  14. Great photos. You always capture wonderful colours of the sky, especially at down/sunset. Great landscape. Very motivating goals!
    I watched your video from 2014. Those landscape photos you took with your iPhone are breath-taking. WOW! Great video altogether. The soundtrack is fine. Funny how you didn't initially recognized it as yours in the Youtube algorithm. The same thing sometimes happens to me with my art. I forget about it and then it's like a nice surprise, you know what I mean? Have a lovely day ahead!

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    1. Thanx For Such Kind Words - And Thank You For Watching The Video - Your Art Is Very Impressive And Rather Inspiring - Looking Forward To A Lovely Week Ahead - Take Care

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  15. Thanks a lot. Cheers

    Really nice pictures =) I like October a lot, I love autumn and Halloween <3 :D

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  16. Can you dink me on your bike? I'd love to see the sights.
    The forest trees have ramrod straight trunks and the trunks look like birch trees, but the foliage doesn't.
    Always enjoyable to read about what you have been up to.

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    1. Should Begin Videoing My Rides - So Much Wildlife Along The River Trail To Capture And Share - Thanx For Continuing To Follow Along - Stay Strong Brother Drew

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    1. Obrigado pelo comentário, pois a natureza é linda - Abraços do Grande Grupo

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  18. such wonderful images...love the first one.
    Thank you for sharing video...beautiful.

    Have a great weekend

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    1. Thanx For Watching That Video Of Mine - Hard To Believe That 2014 Feels So Long Ago - Take Care T

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  19. your biking miles/stats are very impressive, my days for anything more than a few miles have past. i am happy for whatever i get!!

    your first and second images, wow...those purple flowers are so pretty. watering here, is becoming a thing of the past, except for the mums!!

    i really love autumn, the colors and the temperatures. the temperatures are good for me!!

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    1. Thanx Deb But Any Ride Is A Good Ride - Even When Its A Headwind Both Ways - So Pleased You Saw These Purple Beauties - Our Temps Are Perfect These Days - Low 80's and High 40's - Be Well

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  20. Impressive statistics and beautiful photography!

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  21. That is a stunner of a first shot Padre, superb composition 💛 You certainly captured autumn at it's best with this series of images. Enjoyed the video very much, both the soundtrack and the content, so nice to see Boy Dog, lot's of happy memories there ✨ Enjoy your October, gardens get easier to look after as winter approaches 😉

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    1. Hello Perth, Thank You!!! Isn't That Boy Dog One Handsome Boy?? Thanx So Much For Watching And For Checking In. Harvest Time Is Consuming But Rather Rewarding. Love Opening A Jar Along About December. Oh Baby

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  22. Beautiful autumn colors! You're so right about September -- it was not an "up" month. Fortunately I'm not in the midst of all the combativeness but we have a fair amount of it over here, too. :(

    I love that pic of Loki doing the shimmy shake!

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    1. It Was Weird Brother Steve - September 2020 Was Just About The Worst Month Of My Life - Yes, Could Be Worse Predicts Igor - Loki Is A Classic - A True Boarder Collie - He Only Cuddles When Its Chilly Out - Otherwise, He Is Working 100% Of The Time

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  23. Your photos are beautiful! The colors haven't popped yet--I expect full on foliage in a week or so. We're planning a socially distanced trip to Wisconsin next weekend to view the colors up there. Keep sharing yours!

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    1. Safe Travels And Enjoy Those Mesmerizing Colors Up There - Have A Whole New Montage Coming - Its Still Gorgeous Up There In The Hills

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  24. Love the colors in that first photo.

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    1. And Changing Every Day - So Beautiful

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  25. Beautiful scenes, the feather-shot is my favorite, though.

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  26. Gorgeous photos!

    And we're dealing with the same thing here with nasty people. We've been overrun by the nastiest, most self-centered people. It's been horrible. I can't even wrap my head around it.

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    1. Stay Strong Little L - Pleased You Saw This Series Of Photos - Keep My Distance And That Has Never Been My Strong Suit - I Enjoy Socializing So Its Been Very Difficult For Me These Days - Will Continue To Seek The Best Possible Outcome

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  27. What a great pleasure to visit your blog, it's always full of amazing pictures!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  28. It looks absolutely stunning out there right now, so jealous. Brown corn isn't much more exciting than green corn is but you work with what you have I suppose. Great miles for the year so far, keep it going we still have a few chapters left in the novel of a year.

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    1. Very Corny Brother Man And So True - Sure Hope I Am Able To Write In A Few More Worthy Chapters - Thanx For The Positive Vibes

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  29. I love these colours. More yellow and orange. It looks nice

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  30. Cederedge - watch out, here comes the Padre!!!!

    Such brilliant colors. I love the same shot as you do. Looks like CeeBee to me!

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    1. Fantastic KB - Totally On The CB Front - Wait Until You See My New Series Of Photos - And Your Full Moon Setting Is Top Shelf Quality

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  31. All of that beautiful birch! Such amazing shots, even on a phone! We're headed for a driving tour of Northern Michigan this weekend. I cannot wait to see all of the crisp autumn colors out in full force. I've lived in Indiana most of my life, but have never done the fall tour. I cannot wait. I'll be looking forward to more of your nature shots as the colors change even more these next few weeks!

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    1. Right On - Fall Tours And So Stoked For Ya - Its Just Indescribable - I Do Have All New Posts As I Have Been Submersed In Color This Past Week - Travel On T

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  32. WOW! Autumn is certainly looking gorgeous in your corner of the world.

    I love the mountain shots.

    Happy Thursday, Padre!

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    1. Its A Beautiful Part Of Colorado - Happy Friday V Lee

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  33. What a fantastic pictures.
    So great to see this wonderful area with a beautiful nature.
    Very special to see these high trees with the autumn colored leaves. Amazing!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thanx Brother - Wish I Could Share The Sounds Of The Breeze Blowing Through Those Leaves - Its Therapeutic

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  34. People, being cooped up, at home, seem to have lost what little sense they had BEFORE the pandemic, that's for sure. I think I'm in love...with Loki!!! The raised flower garden with the geraniums in full bloom is pretty. (The cooler nights & sunny days of Colorado...perfect). Love the high country aspen & pine!

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    1. Has Delta Reached Your Parts - Loki Is A Lover And A Cuddlier On His Terms - The Aspens Are All In There Glory These Days - More Photos To Come

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  35. That is a great cycling distance. Wow. And the colors are really beautiful in your area of Colorado right now.We're at about peak, maybe a little past, and we even have some bare trees already. Hope you get some more miles on that cycling total.

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    1. Thanx On The Cycling Acknowledgment - Your Words Are VERY Helpful As I Have Been Feeling Behind The Eight Ball Lately - Really Appreciate Your Comments - Take Care

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  36. Oh WOW...how I'd love to cycle that far...and amid such breathtaking scenery!!
    I can well imagine how cycling in autumn is the best time of year...not too hot, and not too cold.
    Enjoy, my friend...and please send me some of your energy, I could well use some right now!! Lol

    Hope all is good with you.😊

    Have a great day!

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    1. Been Sending Vibes Your Way - Had Been Wondering About You - Fill Me In When You Have A Free Second

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  37. Wonderful photos!! Love all of them, especially the first one :)

    Take care!

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    1. Fantastic - Nice Hearing From You Again - Big Hugs

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  38. Your autumn is looking beautiful..

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  39. Hello The father😚
    I dont know if I have written here before but I say it once again Beautiful photoes..and that dog really has his legs crossed🤣I could not see any video but it is allright😊May be next time if you have a youtube channel.That astronomy sounds interesting.Ok here in Norway it is in the middle of the night and I am working..See you soon on your next post
    Anit

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  40. Awe-inspiring applause from me for this beautiful shot of your camera, Padre.

    So far I have never seen firsthand how beautiful the colors of the leaves are in autumn.
    I saw the autumn from the photo.
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    1. So Pleased You Stopped By To Enjoy - When Times Are Tough, Think Back To These Photos - Take Care

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  41. Love these beautiful autumn colors. I need to visit Colorado. I hear the nature there is stunning.

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  42. Breathtaking scenery and gorgeous pics, I love the fall colors!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. And These Fall Colors Are Rather Inspiring - Thanx For Checking In

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