Monday, April 28, 2014

Cahokia Mounds

Heather and I spent the day at Cahokia Mounds Saturday. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can click here to learn more.

At one time these were the doors one used to enter the Interpretive Center. They are cast bronze and very heavy. They have stopped using them. They were very heavy. They have stopped using them. There are more easily managed doors on either side of these monsters now. Not so functional, but beautiful.

This is one of the conical mounds.

The large mound's base is bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza.

On a clear day the view from the top of the large mound gives a great view of the St.Louis City Skyline. Unfortunately it was hazy Saturday

One of the reconstructions is called "Woodhenge". It is a circle of poles around a center pole. They are pretty certain it was used as a calelndar and there are gatherings here at the Solstices. This is the pole in the center of the circle of poles.

Signs of the past seasons are still with us.

And, of course, there was Cake.
I love this place.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Urban Camo Rides Again

First ride with the Summer helmet. This will be my third season. I love how light weight it is. I love how much visibility it gives me. I love the fit. It is a dual sport helmet, but I took off the visor last year and like it better.

I have two other helmets, both of which are modular. I wear glasses. On and off is so easy with modular. I really like that. It sort of trumps all the pluses of my AFX...sadly.

Monday, April 21, 2014

If I Was Into Tattoos . . .

The Grove, St. Louis MO

Easter Sunday 2014

A wonderful day for a hike in the woods. Last weekend it was nearly all gray. This weekend still lots of gray, but some green and the red bud are blooming.

After we got back from Castlewood I took the Red Fox for 90min ride. When I got home the sun wasn't in sunset mode, but was certainly fixing to.

This moth decided to pose for me. It was good to get a picture of a moth or butterfly somewhere other than in my grill. And yes, still no new windscreen.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Reminded once again:
Matters I thought grave
are released 
in finding

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Winter Is Over

Saturday Heather and I hiked at Rockwood Reservation.
White amid the tangle.

Room with a view. I suspect unoccupied.

Unlike in the City, there were very few trees in bloom or budding.

Still. The big rocks witness another coming Spring.
It was a comfortable 82F/28C as we hiked our 5.5mi/8.8km. Tomorrow night the forecast is for a low of 30F/-1C, yet none of us are fooled. Winter is over.