My sister and I were photo exploring one beautiful afternoon – during a welcome break from our cold, cold winter this year – when I caught sight of this young woman riding her bike. Gravel roads aren’t easy to navigate on two wheels but her fat tires apparently were up to the task!


I looked at flowers and trees, sunsets and nature, rustic barns and people I love – some of my most favorite of all the beautiful things that I cherish and hold dear. But I stopped in my tracks, poring through my photo archives, eyes blinking with a slow smile etched across my face. This photo of my Townie Electra, teal blue and a little bit retro, a dream to ride and my ticket to exhilaration, is my choice for this week’s B&W photo challenge.

The freedom and thrill of riding a bicycle again after so many years and with, ahem, upper middle age approaching all too swiftly, the great satisfaction and joy that biking adds to my life is truly a beautiful thing to feel, to behold, to know, to experience. One of life’s simple pleasures indeed.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: What is beautiful to you?