The last few days have been more nature oriented than usual and this is because Nature has been fighting back!
The past few mornings Nature has been sending a little bird (we may call it little, but we note its unrivaled ferocity) to attack us as we cross the Rockland overpass to TMR. This particular bird doesn't like us at all.
The bird attacks us with physical contact with our helmet. The attack makes a sound like the helmet hitting a couple of light tree branches. This confused us at first, as there are no tree branches nearby.
This is a situation where wearing our helmet has protected us from an unseen and unexpected danger. Birds, like leaves, are not always your friends.