Hello peeps, how are you? How was your weekend? Oh, you want to know how mine was? It.was.awesome! Well, at least until Sunday night, but let’s not talk about that. No, let’s start with Saturday. Relying on the weather forecast we decided that we should try for a bicycle ride. If you have followed my journey for a while you know that we love to go bicycling on summer weekends in Kittattinny Valley State Park. We have not been there since last fall due to my broken foot. But I now got the o.k. from my PT to go bicycling as long as 1) I do not ride standing up and 2) I do not fall. Well, yeah, the latter is pretty much always on my agenda.

But first David had to be a real workaholic around the house. Washing Tuffy (our truck), doing laundry (I’m still having an issue with carrying stuff and climbing stairs up and down), swapping out the water filter and – I don’t know – something else. By about 1 pm we changed into bicycling clothes, packed our stuff and drove the 30 minutes or so to Kittattinny. On the way we ‘enjoyed’ rain and cloudy weather, but we were determined. We did not care. It was fairly warm , so what if we got a little wet. Little did we know.

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By the time we got to Kittattinny it had stopped raining and while we were there the sun made its appearance and stayed until it set for the night. It was a beautiful afternoon. I did not do the whole round, because I did not want to risk it. 1) falling on the off-road tracks and 2) steep hills would mean pushing hard with my foot, which I am not intent on doing just yet. Here is the hill that I did not even try. It does not look like much, yet it is. But apart from that, I did it! I was on the road for just over an hour, most of the time together with David, but sometimes he took off to burn some stress and calories. Which is good.

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And how did we finish the bicycling tour? With a visit to our ice cream parlor to get a cookie dough ice cream in a waffle cone for me and a malted peanut butter fudge something or rather milkshake for David.

Good times!

Sunday started early for me as I got up at 7 am. I know, weird. But honestly, I do like my very quiet weekend mornings. I actually missed them for a while. But it almost seems I’m back. And this Sunday morning was pretty special, because I can sort of walk with a camera, it was warm, 66 °F / 19 °C aaaaand foggy, o.k. humid 90 %, which is not that nice, however, it made for gorgeous dew drops on flowers, leaves and petals. And you know how much I love those and now, that I can finally walk outside again I took photos. And I am going to pester you with some of these photos – see below – with little to no editing. And that is my contribution to 2. Kathy’s suggestion for Song-ography: “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Roger & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma

Leslie’s prompt today is a little more challenging: It is her birthday tomorrow, so she wants us to surprise her with something! Well, I honestly haven’t come up with anything super special, but I know that she loves purple. So, I hope that she loves my photos of the lilac. Happy Birthday, Leslie!

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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