Let's see ... what happened this past week? Hmm. Between work and blog work, my mind seems all muddled! I remember the weather has been nice for the entire midweek on. I was able to open the windows, turn off the air conditioner and not drip sweat upon exiting my home or workplace. Yay for that! I'm so not a fan of heat and humidity. I could deal with a high temperature of 75 all summer.
Gosh, I'm really pulling a blank on the week. I guess the first thing you lose is indeed your mind!
Um. Um. Well, Vincent has a new "trick" but I can't make him do it and haven't been able to get the camera going on time. He runs and jumps on his cardboard scratching doohickey, making it slide five or six feet across the hardwood floor. Then he does it from the other direction. The first time I heard the noise, I was out in my kitchen and ran to the living room thinking something fell. No, it was just Vincent taking rides.
Why is CBS Sunday Morning all about love this week? I don't watch the show for love stories!
Oh, well ... onto the photos. If you click on an image, you'll get a larger version.
|Is this pose good?|
This year's pigeon babies in Bridgewater have grown!
|NYC green cab in Plainfield|
Parked at the Plainfield Train Station one morning this week. The train into the city costs about $10, the cab (because they charge round trip flat rate in NJ) costs over $100. Silliness!
|All occupants will be photographed|
So, I did. This is the sleeping NYC green cab driver.
|So ... passengers are getting out in the street?|
|It's like a foreign language!|
Okay ... let's get this straight. You can hail this cab for a metered fare (charging by mile and time on a meter) or you can telephone them for a flat fare ride (like, say to Plainfield, NJ). But if you're below W.110th or E.96th streets (which is most of Manhattan -- below those streets), you can't hail this cab. I find that odd. To me, it's strange they can be street hailed so far uptown, but not in Midtown where all the tourists hang out. Hmm. I suppose there's a reason but it's certainly eluding me at the moment.
|A roadster goes by|
Because he was scooting right along and I didn't really have the camera ready, I didn't get a good shot of Number 67 there. But it was indeed cool anyway.
For some reason, the red Begonias seem to hold up better than the other colors. I saw some nice pink and white ones, but their petals were already browning.
|Black-Eyed Susans are happy flowers|
They always make me smile.
Worldwide Propaganda -- as seen in Westfield, NJ.
|I got stuck hauling Trader Joe's in the crowds|
Sheesh! I decided to go early evening one day because the 113 bus runs every ten or fifteen minutes to my apartment (although that's not their real destination, but ...!) during rush hours coming out of NYC. But I didn't expect the 59 bus to be totally shut out of that leg in Westfield, nor did I plan to lug thirty pounds of stuff through massive crowds on the sidewalks to North Avenue to catch the 113!
|The Kousa Dogwood berries are forming|
At the Plainfield Train Station.
|Gotta climb to the top|
A ladybug makes its way to the top.
|Wait. There's nothing at the top!|
|Protecting the Chotola Apartment Building|
A mostly white pigeon surveys the world from atop the building on North Avenue in Plainfield.
If Alfred Hitchcock shows up on North Avenue in Plainfield, I'm going to go into hiding.
|Plainfield Train Station sans NYC cab|
But the train to NYC is sitting there waiting to start its journey!
|Black-Eyed Susan up close and personal|
I was hoping a bee would land on it!
|"Do NOT post this photo of me!"|
Heh. Vincent's a nut!