Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"it's a great day to be alive"

everyone who lives in seattle sooner or later becomes very used to the yearly rotation of weather, or lack there of.  i know weather is often a topic of small talk, but here, as it is always changing (even by the minute sometimes) it's actually kind of exciting for me.  yes, sometimes i do eat my words having just said that.  but, today is one of those days i'm outside riding my bike and i can't help but just look around at the incredible beauty that literally surrounds this city.  most of the time it really only feels like winter in the city when it's clear and cold.....and beautiful.  today didn't disappoint.  it's a day which reminds me of something my childhood scottish soccer coach would jovially say (see title with scottish accent).

both lyn and i have lived here pretty much since we can't remember, but to be honest, i never get tired of it.  it, being the city and the weather, etc...  having found this new passion for cycling gives me ample time to breath hard and take it all in.  usually i really don't like stopping,  but, today i did.  i rode the mercer loop with chism hill and i went by bill's house (bill gates that is).  there's a park just prior to passing bill's which you can see gives a great view to the west.  on nights like tonight, it's easy to take in the last sun beams and enjoy the beginning of dusk as the sun points up at the atmosphere and lights it up as night approaches.

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