Rivers, Bees, & Bikes

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I took a slow and short recovery ride, after feeling under the weather for most of last week, Sunday evening along the Missouri Riverfront Trail. I’ve been exploring this area a quite a bit lately and every time I’m out there I discover more. This time I decided to explore closer to the river for a bit. Then I headed towards a small patch of Musk Thistle (Corduus nutans) and Purple Crown Vetch (Coronilla varia) that I had passed many times while riding. I set up there and enjoyed the sunset and followed a big bumble bee from flower to flower until the light was too dim. From there I jump back on the trail, accompanied by prancing deer and gobbling turkeys, for my short ride back to reality.