March 21, 2012 Quick!
“Quick!” as in “I’d better get a post up really quick or another day will pass!”
My best laid plan is to put up a lot of blog posts but I have allowed myself to be thwarted. I’m still thwarted and not taking the time to do the text I’d like and to elaborate here and there. But it’s been a long time since I’ve put up a post and if nothing else I’ve got some pictures I enjoy. I’ll put up a “real” post (your guess here is as good as mine) in the non-distant future. But for now, some of the pictures that have accrued since my last time on here.
First, however, a leftover picture from February that I enjoyed. This is one of the rear “trucks” of a General Electric ES44AC locomotive:
We arrived at the river shortly after sunrise on Thursday, March 1. I like this shot because it’s an angle I don’t often post:
And I enjoyed this lovely yellow flower:
These three weren’t at the river at all; they are lending fragrance and beauty to my driveway:
Lee and Lucy joined us at the river on Sunday, March 4 – he was kind enough to take this picture. I wish all my dogs had been kind enough to pay attention! I think they wanted to keep hiking:
The sun is coming up earlier every day. Although we’ve switched to Daylight Savings Time. I took this picture on the morning of March 8, the last Thursday before the time change:
A buddy and I made it down to the tracks the following week; we were fortunate to see a “double” parked there. Notice neither locomotive’s headlight is lit. #19 is an AC4400 and #5254 is an (obviously newer) ES (or “Evolution Series”) 4400:
We made it to the river again on Thursday the 15th. The flowers are becoming quite prolific. This yellow one and this purple one are beautiful examples:
And we can’t forget the delightful wrens!:
I make it a point to get to the river as often as possible in this weather. A friend and I went down the very next afternoon and saw these beauties:
I have a few more pictures to put up but this post is over-full. I’ll put up a brief addendum post.
Speaking of addendums, I’ve been adding a brief narrative at the end of each blog posts. I’ve got one partly written but I’ve put off posting too long. It will be here soon. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these pictures.
Have a great day,