Weekly photo challenge: Through my eyes


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This week, take “eye” as your inspiration. 

Come with me for a bike ride “through my eyes” – down the hills, up the hills, around the corners, on the flat…it’s a warm sunny morning but thankfully the flies aren’t too bad today.  Last week I felt like I was the little old lady who swallowed a fly…except I swallowed many more than just one!

My photo shows the view through my rear view mirror on my bike, I like to see what’s coming up behind me – and maybe play a bit of eye spy!

While out on our social ride today we passed paddocks that had just been cut for hay, houses with their Christmas decorations up, we saw an eagle hovering in the sky, vineyards, cattle resting under what shade they could find, empty blue sky above, the big mountains shimmering in the distance …it was very enjoyable way to spend a few hours.  We managed approximately 20kms but the last 5 were the hardest as it’s all uphill back to home. I try not to think about the home ride too early into the ride as I don’t want to psych myself out.  I made it up today without walking the bike, I’m getting much better at using my gears 🙂

We made it home after a social coffee with our group of social riders and I must admit to feeling a bit sore already.  The hills around here are everywhere and as we go down one steep bit I know there’s the uphill on the other side to come.  But it’s good for your head space – I think as I ride, I plan things, I have philosophical chats with myself about things like the beauty of hills.  Today I decided that if we didn’t go up the hills we would never know what was on the other side or have that exhilarating ride down.

So that’s it for this week’s photo challenge – through my eyes!  Here’s a link to see how others have interpreted the theme Eye Spy.

Deb 🙂

PS. Thinking about it, I’ve decided that my whole blog is all about seeing things through my eyes!  Feel free to take a look.

 

  One thought on “Weekly photo challenge: Through my eyes

  1. December 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Great approach to the theme!

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    • December 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you!! I appreciate that as I wasn’t really sure it fitted.

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  2. December 5, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Great photo and nature with sun where right now it is Chicago IL COLD and no light or nature of summer.

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    • December 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad I’ve been able to brighten up your day with my photo. We are heading into a hot summer at the moment.

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  3. December 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Love this Deb. Great shot and I enjoyed riding along with you from the comfort of my couch 😉

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    • December 5, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      I’m so glad you could join us for the ride! Thanks for coming along 🚲

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  4. December 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I like it 🙂 🙂

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  5. December 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Well done Deb, great interpretation and lovely description of your outing – I felt like I was there with you.

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    • December 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      That was the whole idea so I’m glad it worked and you felt like you were out there riding too. Thanks!!

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  6. December 6, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Your bike ride through your eyes and words! Very evocative!

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    • December 6, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Glad you enjoyed it! I was trying to think of something to post as I was out riding and it came to me that I should just describe my ride. It’s always good to see what others do with these challenges – opens our eyes so to speak!!

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      • December 6, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        It was such a wonderful thing to do. Most people can do either of the things, post beautiful photographs or create a picture with their writing. You did both extremely well!

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  7. December 6, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You are right…your blog is about the world through your eyes! I enjoyed your bike ride.

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    • December 6, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for ‘seeing’ that too Dawn 🙂 I think most blogs would fit into that category to some extent. I’m glad you came along for the ride!

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  8. Wandering Soul
    December 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

    what a lovely interpretation! and a lovely picture!

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    • December 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Many thanks for your lovely comment. Glad you enjoyed it.

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