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Dawn Is A Feeling...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I am SO loving my cycling commutes...especially in the morning! Chilly today, high 40s...still fighting to keep my shorts as I hate cycling with pants, but have switched to long-sleeved t-shirts. It isn't long before my Kattelville Hill has warmed me up and I've got my inner radio going as I never *really* listen to music while riding...I leave that to the Future Darwin Award Winners...lol!

I'm able to tune out worries or minutia of the day and just soak up the ride and savor the peeling off of the chilly, foggy dew and the sunny blue skies that increasing make themselves known from behind the cloak of the morning.

Al Jarreau's "Mornin'" captures the feeling of good will that just flows through my ride as I wave to other cyclists I pass and offer a cheery "Mornin'" to the walkers or a friendly "comin' up on your left" to avoid startling them.

Mornin' everyone! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
kzXNdLVZs3k


I changed my SparkPage background to share the morning foggy Chenango River and sun peaking through the trees along the Otsiningo Trail which is part of my ride. I'll add another pic later of the Chenango as I approach Binghamton where you can see the fog lifting over the hills.

Here is another tune that took hold later in my ride, a blast from WAY back, The Moody Blues, "Days of the Future Passed" as shared on YouTube by fellow SP member HIPPICHICK1:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
2y_9hwW1eV0


The early part of the album especially:

"Dawn is a feeling, a beautiful ceiling,
The smell of grass just makes you pass into a dream.
You're here today, no future fears,
This day will last a thousand years.
If you want it to."

Who could ask for a better way to start one's day?

Don
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CHANGE4FIT 8/18/2013 11:20PM

    Your writing always inspires! Love the Moody Blues-got to go see them a couple of years ago-superb.

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RECREATING_ME 8/17/2013 7:11PM

    The second paragraph of your blog post sounds like a little slice of heaven! Just putting everything aside and fully experiencing the beauty around you. Definitely a great reason to take the time to exercise in outdoors!

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WATERMELLEN 8/16/2013 8:21PM

    Oh what a lovely blog -- and wallpaper pic -- you have cycled yourself back into a good place!!

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KANOE10 8/16/2013 9:15AM

    That was a lovely song about the dawn. I am an Al Jareau fan. I walk in the early morning and am noticing that it is getting cooler.

What a great way to start the day.

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1EMMA2011 8/15/2013 6:40PM

    Love the Moody Blues!! Thank you for your beautiful thoughts & music!!

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PATRICIAAK 8/15/2013 6:18PM

    super

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_VALEO_ 8/15/2013 4:59PM

    Temps are lower in the mornings here too, we can feel that fall is on its way. I understand how you can feel while biking. What a great way to start the day!

Wow, thanks for sharing the two videos. I hadn't listened to Al Jarreau since ages... The Moody Blues' video is a gem.

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L*I*T*A* 8/15/2013 2:41PM

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OUTDOORGIRL69 8/15/2013 12:11PM

    Don....

You are doing real good.

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_LINDA 8/15/2013 10:55AM

    Wow! Very mellow music! Looks like a gorgeous commute you have! I have never heard the first tune before, new to me. I sure enjoyed the video put together by Hippie Chick, very well done an a pleasure to listen to as well as watch!
Thanks for sharing, a bright perk to my morning!

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KESTRYLL 8/15/2013 8:57AM

    Keep up the good work!

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