Day 2, much better weather for picture taking on the road. I love the Midwest vistas, the flat land and big skies... Here are a few quick ones.
I like to drive and I like to take pictures. Problem is, my wife does not like it much when I do both at the same time. So, at some point today, I said "OK, you drive." Of course, it started to pour rain as soon as we changed seats. And there were few breaks in the trees which, even on a clear day, makes taking pictures at 70 mph not so easy. After 45 minutes, we switched back. But there was a break or two, and I got a few.
On the Road
Wheeling, West Virginia
It seems, for us, that June is always too busy. The beginning of summer, already we have annual, (relatively) far away gatherings that we want to be at every year and can never make them to all, to our disappointment. This year let us add two big work events for Julie (i.e. us, but she bears the brunt,) a job that I have that was originally supposed to happen in May but now rescheduled for June, and one of the guys at the bar is going away for the month and everyone else has to cover. Anybody want some Yankee tickets, because we can't use them? The plate is full, as they say, so what are we going to do this Memorial Day weekend? Let's drive to St. Louis! A family gathering, so the past three days have been crazy attempting to get some things finished/started/covered (and why no blog.) Late night drive last night through thunderstorms for our first stop in PA (as we had literally not eaten one bite all day, midnight burgers at the Minisink,) waking this early morning to heavy humidity and a profusion of green, soon we load the car (and cat) and head to the Midwest! Must be that time of year.
A Green Spring
Delaware Water Gap, Sunday
"Questlove" looking down on Eighth Ave
One of the 8,000 people who occasionally look at this (I may have overestimated that number by three zeros) took the time to send an e-mail update/correction. Last week's image of the (years ago) view from the top of Riverside Cathedral's Tower apparently included some misinformation. I said that the top had been closed for a number of years for renovation and modernization and, no doubt, was now a more expensive exploit, but that I was planning at some vague point in the future to go back up for the newer version and view. Apparently not. My friend wrote that the church website states that "Safety and security concerns dictate the public no longer has access to the tower and the Carillon." Oh well, I guess the pictures I took from up there are now "historic." That's OK, I never get tired of running by and looking up...
Riverside Cathedral 4:15
I've Been Up There!
Today started out pretty grey and chilly, but by late afternoon, quite lovely.
Manhattan West Side 4:30