Indian Head Rail Trail

Bicycle Weather Vane by Rootchopper
Bicycle Weather Vane, a photo by Rootchopper on Flickr.

I took today off. After lollygagging about the house all morning, I went down to Indian Head, MD for a leisurely ride. The weather gods were in a good mood so I had a nice 25 mile spin. At the eastern end of the trail I came upon this clever and appropriate weather vane.

All along the trail were subtle signs of extensive flooding from recent tropical storms. Tall grasses were bent over and painted with a fine coating of mud. Trees had fallen across the trail and had been cleared in haste leaving horizontal trees bowing toward the trail.

If you live around here and have never ridden the Indian Head Rail Trail, you should give it a go. There are some wonderful wetlands along the trail that are often filled with beautiful water fowl. And, if you are lucky like I was today, you might roust a hawk at rest in the tall trail-side grass.

Enjoy your weekend everybody.

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