|This is just the beginning of the Tiger Lillies. The ditches are about to explode with these things.
|A close up.
|These were found only right on the edges of the roads.
|While the thistle is considered a bad weed, it sure has a pretty blossom.
|The Iowa Department Of Transportation often plants these lavender colored flowers for ground cover in the ditches.
I am still experimenting with the wool jersey and with that Brooks Cambium saddle. They are both showing a lot of promise, so I may actually stick with the saddle and add more wool to the Summertime riding wardrobe. The jersey isn't hot at all. It doesn't really feel one way or the other. However; when you compare to a "traditional" synthetic jersey, it doesn't sit on your skin and feel sticky or uncomfortable when things get sweaty and the air is humid. The saddle is wonderful compared to what came off before it. I do detect a bit of give but more so on pavement than on the gravel. I was a bit surprised by that.
So, I found out a little while ago that I had to switch focus in terms of my upcoming events. Odin's Revenge, one of my absolute favorite events, is now off my calendar due to a special date. I have to attend a special family function that weekend, so I had to send in my drop out notice the other day. It kind of is a bummer, but it is for a very good reason, so I am not upset.
|First cutting of hay has been baled.
More Country Views coming soon!