Today was the sort of day of which almost every cyclist dreams. It was warm, but not uncomfortably so, and not humid. And the sky, like the ocean, was almost perfectly blue, with just a touch of autumnal haze.
So, naturally, I took Arielle for a spin to and from Point Lookout. Along the way, we rolled and clacked along the boardwalks of the Rockaways and Atlantic Beach. Actually, I was surprised at how few people were out, or strolling or pedaling the boardwalks, at any rate. Of them, a few actually took a dip or a swim in the ocean, which is still fairly warm at this time of the year.
The Atlantic coast of the Rockaways and Long Island is directly in the migratory path of the Monarch Butterfly. They reach this shore, where I rode today, at this time of every year en route to South America. (Perhaps I should play "South American Getaway" for them. ;-) )
Anyway, as I was enjoying a "parfait" of yougurt, strawberries and granola, I caught this lovely creature enjoying a feeding stop:
Now tell me: When have you seen another living being that looked so lovely while eating?