10 things you miss out on when you drive your car on an autumn day

Quince Park in October

1. Watching a pill bug cross the street in front of you.

2. Feeling the shift in the wind patterns.

3. Hearing the sound of dry leaves skittering across the road.

4.Waving to fellow pedestrians.

5. Smelling the scents of people’s dinners cooking as you pass by their houses.

6. The feel of the cold air and the warm sun.

7. Noticing the brilliant leaves slowly changing colors and blowing into the spokes of your bike as your ride by.

8. The sound of kids giggling as they get off the school buses, and the nearby barking of dogs waiting for their human companions to step through the front door.

9. The clean, crisp scent of fall.

10. The meditative calm that washes over you as you pedal, pedal, pedal to your destination.

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5 thoughts on “10 things you miss out on when you drive your car on an autumn day

  1. I love this! So true … and to that i’ll add:
    * seeing people’s gardens & landscapes
    * clean air to breathe in & help the immune system
    * 1 hour =400 calories burned!

    PS- power was out in a section of neighborhood the other night & i finally know what you mean about riding in pitch dark! Mama needa stronger headlamp! :)

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