lately i've been putting in some time on river road north of peterborough. partly to work on speed and also to work on endurance. i also really like the ride for its little details. right now the river has slowed to a crawl as the drought continues and so some of the lake levels north of here are getting quite low. with the river being slow, the surface tends to be a lot calmer and the flowers punch out so much more vividly against the deep blue of the water.
two days ago i was traveling at a good clip when i saw a garter snake about thirty feet in front of me start to cross the road. in the same instant a crow launched itself from a nearby tree and snagged the snake, biting through it as it flew!
yesterday i saw a squirrel hanging upside down from a small branch. at first i thought the worst - that someone had hung it there - until i saw that it was hanging from its back feet, tail pointing straight to the sky and it was eating a berry with its front paws!
tomorrow i plan on heading south to cobourg. i'll post any decent pictures and stories from that journey in a little while.