Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#441), the View from My Handlesbars, and a Brief Comment
On the bike...a cardboard box containing seven pints of homemade dog food (minced, leftover meat scraps), and a plastic milk crate containing a canvas book bag with--among other things--three books, and a nylon camera bag containing an extra camera and battery pack and charger.
As I type these words it is January 10th and I am in Buffalo, NY...where we are known for our heavy snowfalls and often harsh winters. And January is often the harshest month of all. Today it felt like pre-spring. Winters here have sometimes lasted for five solid months. But this year we had our two weeks of winter and now it seems to be over (last year it barely snowed at all). By this weekend it will be like spring. Trust me, I am not complaining. When I was a kid I loved the winter, but as I've gotten older I've come to love the non-winter seasons. But while I am enjoying the mild weather I have to admit that it also seems odd; almost upsetting. It just doesn't seem right...