It was a nice but not too hot sunny day when we decided to bike the Shooting Star Trail which goes from Leroy to Tiopi. Mrs T likes it because it is relatively flat and I love all the prairie flowers.
Here I'm checking out a prairie Compass Plant (a type of sunflower) whose leaves always orient north and south. That way we're sure not to get lost on the trail... just kidding.
Mrs T is also a digital photographer. She likes to take flower pictures as we. She converts them to note cards for here friends as well. Here she comes after taking some pictures.
What a great way to excercise!
Hi Troutbirder, that blue flower looks like chickory-ReplyDelete
Lovely area to explore.I have shot a variety of views of the compass plant, they are a stately bloom.ReplyDelete
You had me going with the sunflower compass. LOL. Our neighbors are avid bike riders and are currently in Italy on a bike journey while we care for their animals. What a nice thing to make note cards from pictures! Cleaver…ReplyDelete
did the blue ones turn out to be chicory?ReplyDelete
That's a great looking trail!ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking us along for the ride! I was out biking today too.ReplyDelete
Nice place to take a bike ride!ReplyDelete
Indeed! What a glorious way to not only get exercise, but be surrounded by all the wild flowers! Ride on! :c)ReplyDelete
You make me want to get my own bike out and motor myself around! Nice way to get exercise, indeed. :-)ReplyDelete
You have so much green there still ~ lovely! And how wonderful that you two ride around on your bikes. Good exercise indeed. And that you are wearing helmets - safety first! I found it so strange to see people on motorcycles without helmets when we were in Montana. They are mandatory in Canada. I haven't been on a bicycle for many many years.ReplyDelete
Yes Chicory..you are far enough south to have that one..lucky you..it is such a delicate little flower! The trail looks good..nice and flat..and a beautiful prairie:)ReplyDelete
Chicory is a beautiful wildflower, too bad it can get so invasive. I am never able to take photos and go bike riding, because by stopping I never get to do a lot of riding.ReplyDelete
Looks like such a great time biking. And, great scenery.ReplyDelete
It is so great that you have a nice bike path along a nature area.ReplyDelete
Ugh, that looks like exercise to me! (LOL?)ReplyDelete