Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Pleasant Evening Ride


Harley greeted me for the second time in two weeks when I rode up to a party yesterday evening.  I appreciate a dog who remembers who you are.

 

I rode to the Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery for a farewell party for the College of Ag Sciences associate dean for undergraduate education, Marcos Fernandez.  Vineyards are fine landscapes for people to gather.  And the Vespa looks good with the vines.


Heading home as the sun goes down I can't pass up the chance to make another photograph.   I can't say for sure but I probably would not stop a car to make the picture or appreciate the moment.  Riding brings a person closer to the world.  You feel it, smell it, become part of it.  A treasured part of rider.

One last stop before heading to the grocery store across town.  One last glimpse to the sky and clouds, the light changing colors over a swift sunset, a last quiet moment before joining the flow of traffic through the places of commerce.

A pleasant evening ride.  A pleasant way to unwind the day.

8 comments:

Charlie6 said...

Lovely sunset pics Steve!

dom


Redleg's Rides

Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

bobskoot said...

Stevew:

a nice sunset without the Ghost K75 rider.

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Conchscooter said...

A car alone does nothing to encourage a stop. Now a car with a dog in the back...thats a whole different story. Even if the car in question is a bloated plutocratic minivan...

Anonymous said...

In your last photo with the water tower in it, it looks as if you may have vignetted the image ever so slightly - yes, no?

Schnarpsel said...

The shot with the water tower is particularly nice - the light bounces off the top case and I feel that it balances the outline of the Vespa perfectly. But then, I'm partial to top cases, so...

Thomas Keene said...

Eloquent writing, elegant photography.

Poppawheelie said...

Re. your last picture, don't look now, but the Martian Octopus Monster is creeping up on you.

Steve Williams said...

Poppawheelie: I had to take another look at that picture and damn if you aren't right. Looks like a movie still from War of the Worlds.