I have an addition to my train passengers gripes from a few weeks back --
- For the sake of all that is good in this universe, invest in a box of Kleenex. Sheesh, I realize I had my super cold, but I don't constantly sniffle in public. Blow those noses and stop the sickly noises!
I really don't have much else to say. The photo exhibition for the Plainfield Library Photo Contest will take place in two weeks. I'm hoping for a decent showing and another ribbon (and check!) this time, but there's a lot of talent in town. Until then, you get what I got for the week -- clicking on an image will open it larger in a new window.
I know I tend to take a shot from this vantage point quite often, but things change. This time it was the just-after-sunrise sun's rays on the clouds which caught my eye. Plainfield Train Station.
Aaaooooo! The real full moon was the night before. But this is full enough for howling! Bridgewater, NJ.
With two cats in the yard
-- "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
I don't think they meant lion statues. Note the straw gazelle in the background stalking the lions. East Front Street, Plainfield.
They're up to something!
That was ever enjoyed by any boy
You're not the only choo-choo train
(Or big stuffed pink thing)
That was left out in the rain
The day after Santa came ...
-- "Cuddly Toy" popularized by The Monkees
- written by Harry Nilsson
Berckman Street, Plainfield. Edited to leave the big stuffed pink thing in color, the rest black and white.
Sure enough, it rained all night. I hope those sailors took warning. Bridgewater, NJ.
Looking at the sun's final hurrah over the Plainfield Train Station while standing on East Fourth Street.
I love that each store employs an in-house artist to do all their signs. If it were just lettering, it's something I'd love to do. Alas, they want a lot of drawing with the signs. I'm not as good at that. I'm a letterer kind of person. Years back I used to make signs for various businesses, but computers have taken over a lot of that.
Trees are reflected in a bakery's window in Westfield, NJ. Again edited for the color/black and white look.
It needed to be shot.
We can attack the humans.
Westfield, NJ at the now-closed Leaders Store.
Yikes, I would have thought that they'd take better care of their real estate. You can see through the roof in the old Leaders Store. While they do seem to be doing something with the building, the upper floors and roof are letting in rain, birds, you name it. That can't be good for the structure. For those not familiar with the area, Westfield is the more posh town in the area.
It's also where John List murdered his family in 1971 but we won't go there.
EEK! Westfield, NJ.
I love this diner's building even though an SUV is blocking a lot of it. But I wasn't too thrilled the one time I ate there. It was full of high school kids and you couldn't even hold a normal conversation. Plus, the employees were as bad as the kid customers, all hanging out at a table. The food was only so-so, not good but not bad. It was the ambiance or lack thereof which did them in with me. Westfield, NJ.
Westfield, NJ. As a matter of fact, this is the colorful tree reflected in the window in one of the shots above.
Gotta love Five Guys Burgers and Fries ... and peanuts! But you can't do it too often. We're talking calories here. Westfield, NJ.
I keep trying to get decent moon shots without fancy equipment. It's hard to get detail. This was Thursday evening in Plainfield.
Taken shortly before the other moon shot. Watchung Avenue, Plainfield.
I can't SEE!
I CAN'T SEE!
Open your eyes, Vincent. You're a nut!
Don't forget to stop back tonight for the Amazing Race blog party! Hopefully the show will start somewhere near on time. How was your week?