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|Seagull and the Snow Moon|
The full moon we had earlier in the week is called the "Snow Moon." February is typically the snowiest month of the winter. Well, um, of a normal winter, that is. Nope. I'm not complaining!
I could see the news helicopters from my apartment on Friday, the day of the fire. After I walked a couple of blocks and took my shortcut through the U-Haul lot, I could see the smoke. I could smell it before I saw it, but the amount of smoke was really incredible. That's East Second Street by the light. The fire itself was on West Second Street (same street, just the other side of Park Avenue) about five blocks away.
|Smoke engulfs the train station|
The train station was so inundated with smoke that few of my photos came out. I had to aim towards the east for a quasi-clear shot.
|Sunrise in Bridgewater|
This is the same morning as the fire in Plainfield. Bridgewater is about 11 miles west of Plainfield. I don't know if the fire helped make the sunrise so pretty, but something did! No, the red isn't the fire. It's the sun!
|I SAID stand on the log!|
Sheesh, geese never listen! I wanted him to jump up on the log. I took this in the toxic superfund site field of geese. Actually, that's not a log. It's a downed tree which is part of the debris left behind by Hurricane Irene flooding months ago.
|Predawn spinning class|
A man sits and watches his laundry spin in the dryer in the predawn hour. East Front Street, Plainfield.
|Nature is confused|
Things are trying to bud with the mild winter. I hope that won't harm the plant life when spring actually comes!
|Can we bloom yet?|
This was taken Saturday morning during our big snowstorm. The snow was mainly sticking to the lawns and some trees. Obviously, this plant thought it was rain.
This type of leaf budding doesn't usually begin until April around here.
|It must be March!|
I'm no plant expert, so I can't tell you what these are. They are usually fairly hardy through the winter. But they're outright vibrant and healthy-looking now!
|White stuff coming down|
Is that SNOW? Plainfield Train Station.
|White stuff REALLY coming down|
This was last night as I left work. It was really snowing heavy (but melting on contact with pavement) as I left Bridgewater. When I got to Plainfield, it wasn't doing anything.
|Snow on the rocks|
This was the snow earlier in the week. Wow.
|I have my eye on you|
How was your week?