Sunday, November 09, 2014

Biking on a Busy Day . . .

We went biking yesterday together, Sun-Ae and I, something we've not had time to do for a couple of years now, so busy we've been with our editing and translation work, and we saw both old and new scenes on our bike trip up the Jungnang Stream to a pathside place where we used to stop for lunch and beer, back when we had more time, and the woman there, the proprietress of the outdoor food-and-drink place, was glad to see us, and maybe for the final time since we have so little time to spare for such trips, and little time for stopping and taking a few photos, such as this one of a fisher bird of some sort:

He looks like a lone sentry in a landscape of Brutalist architecture, awaiting friend or foe, but encountering us, a couple of puzzling creatures who capture him in this, his De Chirico moment.

And then, there's this:

Reeds that grow between biker and stream . . . albeit with highrise apartments looming in the obscure distance . . .

'Twas a chilly day, but worth the trip.

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At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chilly days are perfect for outdoor activities. Moving warms the body, providing an invigorating temperature contrast. Bone-chilling cold days are even better. I miss my daily morning hike up the hill behind my home, unzipping my fleece jacket at the top to allow cold air to rush in and dissipate heat energy generated by the rapid ascent. I'm rubbing my hands with gleeful anticipation of the first visit of the season by the polar vortex forecast for this week.


At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The home by the hill was in Seoul. No steep hills in my present neighborhood, so brisk walks in cold air aren't quite as delightful.

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yes, the contrast is exhilarating - if only my feet didn't get cold!

Jeffery Hodges

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