When I woke up at 4 AM, I greatly rejoiced, because I had time to drink some coffee and be on my horse while it was still cool.
Riding on back roads, something caught my eye, so I rode closer to inspect it and get a picture.
Ah. It's a bug trap set out by the USDA.
These four look-alike farm dogs tried to scare Blue, but he isn't too worried about dogs.
If you click on this picture to make it larger, you'll see a tombstone or two in the distance. I just discovered this cemetery last fall. It isn't far off the highway, but it's back in the middle of a soybean (this year) field.
We're getting closer.
It's a very old graveyard, but there are some recent graves there too.
See the traffic on the highway in the distance? That's how close the cemetery is to a thoroughfare. And yet I rode near it many times without knowing of its existance.
Blue and I stopped to say good morning to these miniature horses and their babies.
I was only about twenty minutes from home when I took this picture of farmer John's hayfield.
Finally home again, I saw the granddaughters off to summer school.
At 10:30, Cliff and I were on the motorcycle going after tractor parts some sixty miles away. I kept going to sleep during the ride.
A good day, even with the heat.