The 007 of Plainfield, NJ? Cool. Apparently the John McClane character is from Plainfield, NJ. Bruce Willis is most certainly not. He's a Jersey boy after spending his first few years in Germany. But he's from the northeast corner of the state. McClane wouldn't have been from there! He's definitely more of a Plainfield kind of guy. Mind you, the movie is set in Russia ... not NJ or NYC.
Anyway, it's Sunday morning. Welcome to my weekly off television topic post. I usually reflect on the week gone by in both words and photographs I've taken. I really don't have a heck of a lot to say this week. I've been ill. I'm feeling somewhat better. I worked. I slept. Vincent still thinks I'm his own personal sofa. I guess, without further ado, it's onto the photos I took.
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It's as dark as night when I leave for work most mornings. This is the (slightly) waning moon Monday morning as I walked out the door. I always think photographing the moon is a challenge. Challenge met this time; I got detail!
|Carpenter at work|
Carpenter BEE, that is! Although almost the size of small flying mice, these bees are quite docile and make for good photo fodder. Bridgewater, NJ
|Hiding behind a blossom|
Like the moon shots, bugs and bees are a good challenge for me -- they're usually small and they move unexpectedly. Of course, the carpenter bees are larger than most of the insects I shoot. But they don't like to sit still long!
|Hanging in there|
|Yikes! The emergency?|
The Union County Emergency Response team arrives at North Avenue, coming off of Watchung (Plainfield). Oh my, whatever can it be?
|Oh! It's the fire safety fair!|
|Setting it up|
I see this fire safety fair set up each year as I wait for the train. Alas, I've never seen the actual fair in action as I work every Saturday. North Avenue by the Plainfield Train Station.
|I met yet another spider|
Isn't he cute? I mean ... as long as he's not in your bed or anything!
|Right side up|
I turned the photo around since I couldn't convince the spider to stop hanging upside down. I had to use a flash and it makes his eyes glow. Look! He has little ears and all! He looks kind of like a bat, doesn't he?
Speaking of waning ... the cool weather will shut down the stinkhorn mushrooms before long.
This is a photo I took for the October Photo A Day Challenge I'm doing on my Facebook page. A theme is set for each day of the month. This, obviously, was "Shadow." East Front Street near Roosevelt, Plainfield.
|Gnat on a twig|
Now, this was a REAL challenge as I was taking it without a macro lens! Bridgewater, NJ
|Fall colors seeping in|
Along the fence at the Bridgewater Train Station. I used a touch of the "cartoon" filter on GIMP (photo editing program) to define it more.
Yep, those bushes which go from green to red are in action now. Again, I used the "cartoon" filter for effect.
|The REAL 007 of Plainfield, NJ|
Vincent wants to complain about the lack of good cat shows on Animal Planet. Plus, who's this John McClane character when everyone KNOWS Vincent is the 007 of Plainfield, NJ! What do you think he does all day while I'm at work? Nap? Huh!