Thursday, October 29, 2009

another video

my dad absolutely hates raking the leaves.
especially since we have a forest in our backyard.
so i thought i would take this boring job, and make it FUN.
this time i used an actual video camera, and my computer to film through the window.
notice the chair reflection. that was my lil bro. thanks austy ;)
so without further do...
here is video number trois.

toot-de-la-smore from Courtney Brooke on Vimeo.

oh and thanks to my lil sis for joining me for the end.
she wouldn't help me rake, but wanted to jump in the leaves once they were all raked up!

song: ensemble artist: coeur de pirate

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the green basket

the title of my blog is in fact THE GREEN BASKET,
and as you can see my bike does not have a such a thing.
today, i purchased one.
the whole reason i named my blog the bike with the green basket is because i saw this...
and knew it had to be mine.
i first saw this basket in a magazine,
but it was just a photo, not an ad.
after lots and lots of searching online i found one for an awesome deal.
{with shipping most sites are charging $100 for this beaut}
so soon this will be displayed proudly on my bike.
i cannot wait!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

why hello fall

you are beautiful.
i wish you could stay longer.
but i made this so i can always remember just how pretty you are...

hello fall from Courtney Brooke on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

a lovely fall bike ride

lately, because of the ugly snow and rain, i felt like i haven't been giving my bike much attention. so today i took her on a fun little ride. mainly to pass the time before the mail comes, i'm awaiting a rather large check :)

i live smack dab in the middle of a hill and so i could either go down the hill, but then i would have to eventually climb that monsterous beast. or i could go up the hill and then cruise down after.
i chose the second option. but instead of riding straight up wasatch i took the neighborhood route. the hills aren't as steep. but don't get me wrong, climbing hills on a bike that has only one gear... not so easy. but i did it! all the way up! i chose such a warm day to go, so cruising down the hill was a joy.

this time of year is perfect for a bike ride though. and i live in such a beautiful area, it was fun riding toward the huge gorgeous mountains. and riding down tree lined streets that have gathered the fallen leaves. i love riding over the leaves and hearing them crunch!
and i love fall! the weather lately has been perfect. i don't want it to end.