Rained much of the morning and early afternoon, and then cleared out beautifully everywhere west of the Laramie Range. Up top on the Range, however, thick fog set in, with temps about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday.
It's rained 3 out of the last 5 days, with good or better amounts of rain each time, with one real gully washer. A pleasant change, and it's done wonders for both gardens and the air quality. For a change, it's not hazy out.
Biked out past the airport after the rains today, under clear blue skies and with a cool wind blowing out of the south. Thanks, Denver! There were a number of helicopters out at the airport. Not sure why, as all the local fires seem to be done.
Then headed up top to run in the fog. Thought it might clear off while I was up, but it didn't Saw numerous odd tracks in the trail in several places, all headed the same way. It looked to me like they might have been martian tracks, or maybe cows. Hmmm, probably cows.
On the way home, and just after exiting off the interstate, I saw--almost simultaneously--a nighthawk fly right in front of my truck, an owl flying over the road further ahead, the thin crescent moon higher up and slightly further away, and the planet Venus. It looked like Venus and the moon were planning an illicit rendezvous in the skies, if such a thing is even possible.
According to certain ancient runes inscribed on stones near Västerås, a man who sees all of these things is destined for greatness, and included in the pantheon of such men are Alexander the Great, Leonardo de Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Dennis Rodman (Dennis Rodman??). I'm no scholar, but personally I have long thought that some of that must have been mistranslated.
In the meantime, I await my destiny. And the crazy ants which Tom Carr is sending.