Anyhow, since it's Sunday morning, that means it's time for my weekly off television topic reflection on the week gone by in both words and photographs I've taken along the way. At least with the snow we had this week, I had some new photo fodder. I've grown very bored with nothing growing, nothing changing for photos. Without snow, it's like a Groundhog Day movie over and over (and over) again. At least in the other seasons, there are always new flowers, new bugs, etc. Things CHANGE. In winter, all remains dead and dirty without snow.
But I'm over it. This can be the last snow of the season, fine by me. It's actually mostly gone now with the exception of plowed (dirty) snow piles in parking lots and the occasional patches of snow on shady lawns. We got maybe four or five inches of thick wet snow before it turned to rain on Friday. At least it was a pretty snow, sticking to everything around -- except the streets. That's how things should be!
I have a new upstairs neighbor. From the voice I could hear, it's a male. There seems to be only one person -- always the best for overhead walking on my ceiling! Since folks tend to move mother and various children into one bedroom apartments around here, I was a bit worried. This might be the best upstairs neighbor so far here. He takes off his shoes upon entering and doesn't thunk or stomp on the hardwood floors. Yes, I can hear the shoes thunk on the floor as he takes them off. So far, no loud music, no wild parties. Eventually I might meet him. I'll have to check with Lee, the apartment building gossip, to see if he's met him.
Onto this week's photos ...
|I see the light!|
My train to work approaches on Friday morning. Plainfield Train Station.
Looking towards East Third Street from Track 1 at the Plainfield Train Station.
|The crocuses want to come out|
Soon! Soon! I took this at the Plainfield YWCA at the corner of East Front and Church Streets.
|Red Light Snow|
|Big Apple Circus Snow|
I think this is the second time in about ten years I've seen snow on the big top when the circus set up in Bridgewater.
|Bridgewater Train Station ... and snow|
|Train arriving in Plainfield (and snow)|
|It's like a mini-blizzard!|
|Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?|
Gotta love my Pink Floyd - 'Wish You Were Here' -- Plainfield Train Station.
|Plainfield Train Station avec neige|
Oui, it's French snow!
|Snow is artsy!|
Approaching the Plainfield Train Station from East Third Street.
|Snowy Church Street in Plainfield|
|It's definitely pretty|
East Front Street, Plainfield.
|Chain link snow|
East Front Street, Plainfield.
Huh. I don't know why a barricade is there at East Front and Richmond in Plainfield. There's another one at Richmond and East Second. Something must have happened. Now it's a guess when they'll be removed.
|Pretty as a picture|
East Front and Richmond, Plainfield.
|Wrought iron fence snow|
East Front Street in front of Richmond Towers, Plainfield.
Until a few years ago, my train to work had folks going to the methadone treatment center. That stopped, but occasionally we get the druggies. This filthy dude, with his really nasty shoes, was all sprawled out over a four-seater with his "girlfriend." She looked as dirty and nasty as he did. And, that was the day the doofus substitute conductors on the Raritan Valley #5509 train didn't bother walking through the cars to collect tickets or tell people to get their nasty feet off the seats.
Yes, I realize I might seem heartless. But these folks were young. They made bad choices and only they can decide to become part of society. Until then, they need to keep their feet off the seats of life!
|Big Daddy Booboo|
Oh my. This isn't good. The whole front of this Mini Cooper is squished and it's leaking fluids. It's parked on East Front Street in Plainfield. I've never seen it in the 'hood before. It has a Pennsylvania license plate on the back -- PA only requires one plate. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not a NJ car as people register and insure their cars in PA as it's cheaper. Illegal as all get out, but cheaper.
|Seagull in the morning sun|
With the wind ruffling his feathers, this seagull was staring at the sunrise (and probably plotting the overthrow of humanity as we know it). Bridgewater, NJ
|Here comes the train, here comes the train|
Better get ready 'cause here comes the train. Huh. Maybe today I'll check out some of the old Rowan and Martin's Laugh In clips on YouTube. Sock it to me, sock it to me. Plainfield Train Station
|Moon over Richmond Towers|
This was Monday morning on my way to the train. It will be dark tomorrow as I walk there. East Front Street, Plainfield.
|Vincent says hello to all|
Vincent wants spring, too. He loves it when the windows are open!