Remember this? I shot a picture of an odd tree this last spring, intrigued by the color mix. So now I have a much more recent image; it seems to have lost it’s leaves very quickly when the overnight lows dipped below 50°F (10C). Same tree, different angle. Now the berries are dark orange and soft. There’s no discernible scent. This thing stands in Ray Trent Park, Del City, where the multi-use trail has a T intersection. I’ve not seen any other tree like it anywhere in my riding. Here’s a close-up of the remaining foliage and the berries.
For once, Cherry Creek had a little run-off water and it was trickling. The shot of the water falling over a few rocks didn’t turn out due to the way it was shaded. However, I was quite interested in how the cut-bank appeared from down near the water. It’s been quite a long time, but the creek has flooded in the past. The flow cut into the bank and left vegetation and roots hanging from above.
Today I rode out to Draper Lake, and took the longish drive down to the marina. On one side of the multi-lane boat ramp is a high concrete abutment with railings. I had the place to myself and I sat down on the deck, letting the wind sing to me through my bike beside me. This was the view from my seat. I honestly lost track of the time, but noticed there was not a trace of sweat on me anywhere by the time I felt like getting back on the bike.