It was yet another beautiful early fall day in New Orleans. I hopped on the bike to head to school early, and the air was just a teensy bit cool–perfect. I taught and taught and lunched and taught and by the end of the day I had a really impressive headache lodged behind my left eye. Ugh. I did not feel like doing anything but lying around in the dark, but I got on my bike and headed down to the gym. Then I discovered I’d left work I needed at the office. Sigh. Monday on Wednesday. Pedal, pedal, pedal back Uptown. Turned out, though, as usual, that a spin around town on the bike made everything look better. I got my work and headed back downtown toward home. I stopped to take a picture of this tree outside of Newcomb Hall on campus. I don’t know what kind of tree it is, but they are all over town and are making the air all over the city smell like peach tea. At first I thought that smell came from my new hand soap or college girls, but it’s everywhere–a little cloying, maybe, but today I liked it, dancing on the air after a long day. And on another note entirely, that’s some serious bike parking over there. The racks are always full, no matter how many they add. Nice.