Once again we had an incredibly uncomfortable weather week here in Plainfield, NJ. Humid, hot, sticky, rainy, stormy and just bleh! I'm SO not a fan of hot and humid weather. I hate standing still in the shade yet sweating profusely. And, no. I don't glow. I sweat. Wah! Although, I'll admit, I do enjoy a cool thunderstorm as long as I'm not caught out in it and my power remains on.
On the home front, I mentioned a week or two ago that it probably wouldn't be long before someone stole the video cameras the new landlord put at the entrances. Welp, the one from the side entrance went missing Thursday sometime between the time I left for work and returned home. The front door one is still there and I didn't bother checking the back door. I hope the jerk who stole it didn't realize it's being filmed in a locked room in the basement. I blame the riff-raff from the front section of the building.
In between going a bit bonkers between work and the BB14 live feeds reports on the blog, I've been going over my photos to submit for the Plainfield Library Photo Contest. You can submit five and I have a pretty solid four chosen so far. It's not the easiest theme for me -- Plainfield, Dining In or Dining Out. I see so many cool restaurant shots I could take through windows. But I don't want people to think I'm a creeper.
I think this weather is putting a damper on my photo taking inspiration. I didn't get many shots that I really thought were good this week. Here's the best of the ones I took:
|On a limb|
Although many limbs are still down from a storm the previous week, I believe this one on the lawn of the Plainfield Quaker Meeting House was actually cut.
|Up close and personal|
Yes, there was rain. Sigh.
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This cool little spider (click on image to open on a new page, click again to make it larger) built all of this webbing within 24 hours! Bridgewater, NJ. On the other hand, I'm not enjoying walking through webs on the sidewalks early in the morning. Perhaps it's neat to know that I'm going where no man (or woman) has gone before yet that day, but ...!
Wah. I took this shot from the corner of Roosevelt and East Second about 6:30 one morning this week. Wah. Hot. Whine. Fuss.
This one had some coloring to the top and neat fringes. Plainfield, NJ
I took this one in Bridgewater Thursday morning after an entire Wednesday of rain. Something was WAY busy!
|In a fog|
What the heck is all this traffic doing on East Third Street in Plainfield at 6:30am? And, furthermore, who do people call and chat loudly with on the train at that hour? If I call someone at 6:30am, it's to report a death or something equally horrible.
The Presbyterian Church on East Front Street in Plainfield looks like a spooky fortress in the fog.
|Don't fence me in!|
In the back of my apartment building. Note the recurring rain theme going on here today.
I'd say they're probably poisonous. Even the birds don't eat them. But they make good photo fodder! Bridgewater, NJ.
We have needed the rain as the lawns were all going brown. The weeds, in particular, have really come out! Bridgewater, NJ.
My first stinkhorn mushroom sighting of the season in Bridgewater, NJ.
I found these along the way on East Front Street in Plainfield.
|You have that camera AGAIN?|
My apologies for the poor lighting, but this is what Vincent looks like after he's been playing. He's actually atop his toy, having conquered and killed it.
How was your week?