There are realistically three Warblers that nest in the area, the American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat and the Yellow Warbler. They all nest in the local parks - Brian Plath estimates a hundred Yellows at Big Island State Park and nice numbers of Redstarts. So why not in our 1410 Oakwood yard? Why? Why? This late afternoon this male Yellow Warbler showed up at our water feature- Oakwood Creek.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
1410 Oakwood Yellow Warbler
Monday, June 7, 2021
1410 Garden Today: 06-07-2021
Friday, June 4, 2021
Ron Cooper Mixte
I purchased this frame cheap - less than the cost of shipping it. At the time I was not particularly interested in mixtes, but it was 531 built by Ron Cooper, a legendary frame builder. I built it up with a bunch of miscellaneous components I had on hand - some vintage, some newish (Velocity rims, Paul seat post, etc).
Then I broke my shoulder rather badly. The Mayo surgeon told me it was inoperable - to suck it up and quite whining. Suddenly I became much more interested in mixte bicycles.
The paint on the chainguard, frame pump and water bottle is "rattle can" - aluminum primer and espresso that doesn't match the frame exactly, but close enough for a rider.
I took these photos this morning, violating proper bicycle photo etiquette (soft lighting, smooth concrete and non-descript background). But I do not live like that; I live in a vintage brick paved, over-grown, visually stimulating world ... so that's what you get.