Ride at Rye

On the northern edge of the 320-acre Rye Preserve, I recently rode the singletrack Red Trail, as it turned, dipped and alternated from hard-packed shell to dirt. RyeTrailsMap

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Review: Caveman Coffee’s Cold Brew Concentrate

There’s nothing better than strong coffee on the trail! So when I had a opportunity to review Caveman Caveman Coffee Cold Brew Concentrate, I jumped at the chance. *

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Morning bike ride, with a passenger …

We took a bike ride yesterday through the flat woods at Red Bug, cruising over the pine needles. We brought another passenger along for the trek.Still photo taken on GoPro.

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Texture of the pines and sabal palmetto

On a slightly-cooler morning last week, Elaenia pondered pine cones, how each has its own texture. And I thought about the pine trees and sabal palmetto in the morning light and reflected on the Highwaymen painters. C9dqkjvWsAAhhrr

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Wild Coffee on the trail

cw_ku2xwgaeha8jPsychotria nervosa, a Florida native shrub, blooms usually in spring and summer and fruits in winter. The wild coffee bush has red berries from about December to March. In addition to it’s beauty, the plant attracts wildlife including cardinals, mockingbirds, catbirds and spicebush swallowtail butterflies.

Morning Light

The cabbage palm and pines holding the morning light. ctihvekweaati19

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25 milliseconds

After the rains let up yesterday, this wood stork was out fishing the shallow waters at Red Bug Slough. DSC_0195

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A good place

To rest your coffee in a good place is a good start to the morning.  IMG_0164

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Warbler as hawk

This morning, another yellow-rumped warbler greeted me with her sweet warble and constant bursts of yellow-tinged movement.DSC_0185

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Dedication

Words, I realize, do not do enough, but I wrote this essay over a period of time, my dedication to our loyal hound and companion Sandy, who we said goodbye to in May at fourteen-and-a-half. It was published today at Whole Terrain, a journal dedicated to reflective environmental writing. Here is my dedication to a loyal friend and trail companion. sandy-on-trail

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