Once again this week, at least in the early week, I got caught in storms heading home. Grr. I thought I put in a request with Mother Nature for the storms to occur during the overnight hours!
On one of the stormy, hot and humid days, I got into a bit of a kerfuffle with some rowdy kids on the train home. They weren't familiar to me and I really didn't expect them to get off at my stop ... screaming and yelling at me. Eep. Thankfully, there were two Plainfield police officers working at the station. When one went to move the obnoxious teens along, the other (after asking where I live), gave me a ride home. Yes, in the front seat! That sergeant ROCKS! That was so nice of him! And, no, he's not one of the officers I actually know on the Plainfield PD.
Those who follow the show know, but others who tune in specifically for this weekly post might not realize -- Big Brother and its live feeds started up for the summer. Working a full-time "real" job and covering the house happenings make for a lack of sleep for about three months. Oy. But, on the other hand, I never have to be worried about having nothing to do!
On the home front, I shared the elevator once again with the now not-so-new upstairs neighbor. No tennis clothes this time, but shorts nonetheless. He's very pleasant and polite. And, that South African/quasi-British accent is a nice change of pace for my ears. He's still quite quiet up there. He can stay.
That's about all I have for you right now ... onto the photos!
|Bunny in the grass|
Much better than a snake in the grass, don't you think? Corner of East Front and Berckman in Plainfield.
|By any other name|
East Front Street, Plainfield
|Early morning chicory blossom|
On the four mornings I head into work early, the chicory blossoms at the Plainfield Train Station are just starting to open up after a night of rest.
|Mimic fly on chicory blossom|
Although that looks like a tiny bee, it's not. It's a mimic fly. It has the bee coloring to thwart prey. Note the chicory blossom is all opened. I took this shot at about 10am on Saturday morning. Plainfield Train Station
|Robin on a bar|
He would eat the mimic fly! Bridgewater Train Station
|Yellow Jacket wasp|
While I'm not allergic to poison ivy, I am allergic to these. Bridgewater, NJ
|Carrion or blow fly|
They like to sit on poison ivy leaves for some reason. Bridgewater Train Station.
|Purty with pink!|
|Delicate and intricate|
These make me smile. Church Street, Plainfield.
|On the fence is better than middle of the road|
Oh my. His tail doesn't look as fluffy as it should. But he seemed healthy otherwise. East Front Street, Plainfield.
I've mentioned before that the rabbit population has increased with the decline of the feral cat population in the neighborhood. These two rabbits were on the unkempt lawn at the corner of East Front and Berckman in Plainfield. I think that urban bunnies might eventually become almost as common as squirrels. I recall years ago staying at the Marriott in Newark (NJ) for a seminar, the grounds were all but infested with rabbits.
|Y'know, I can see you|
But I'm hiding behind a fence!
|Yes, I do see you|
I really do. You're a bunny rabbit. And, you're right there.
|Staying still doesn't make you invisible|
For some time, rabbits will stay still, possibly thinking their prey will think they're statues or invisible ... or something. But when they finally run away, they zoom!
|Drinking and driving don't mix|
The empty liquor bottle next to car parts from a crash at the corner of East Front and Berckman in Plainfield give out a warning even if they are purely coincidental.
I didn't go out to get a shot of the Supermoon last weekend while it was full. But I did get this shot Tuesday morning while walking to the train station.
|Crow on the rocks|
Hmm. Sounds like a drink!
|Bunnies? Crows? Robins? Squirrels?|
Playtoys! Dinner! What? You didn't bring any home for me?
No, Vincent. My living room is NOT Wild Kingdom.