If you are an outdoor loving, adventure seeking, warm weather, mountain view type of person who enjoys views of fabulous vistas than it is hard to beat southern Arizona. There is a notable exception though. You can't beat the thousands of miles of lonely country roads that stitch small communities together throughout Ohio. Many people mistakenly believe that Ohio is flat and if your exposure is southwest, west and northwest Ohio than you are correct. All other areas are rather hilly and the variety of bike routes is endless. That, I do miss.
I continue the enjoyable work in my woods, cutting dead ash trees, victims of the emerald ash borer pest (thankfully it has no interest in my oaks or the walnuts, chestnut, maple or cherry trees).
I'm also clearing "sticky bushes" that have grown enormous and taken over large swaths of the land. The above image is the before of my efforts while the below is....
...the after as I move, steadily, through the woods. Of course all the cut brush....
.....needs remedied and so I keep a good fire going. I'm not sure why but it is so satisfying to engage in this work as I also strip poison ivy from the trees. Tomorrow, I go golfing!