It's the after-holidays doldrums. We haven't any snow as of yet. So I don't have a heck of a lot of photo fodder. It's dark when I get out of work. We actually had a few days of bitter cold this week after record warmth bookends. (Today is a record setting day with the high expected to be 60 degrees or more, but pouring rain most of the day.) I'd rather not have snow just because life is easier without it. But, photo-wise, snow would give me some inspiration.
Okay, it can snow for me to take photos. But then it must go away overnight. How's that?
Thankfully many television shows are back to first-run episodes this past week. I've been watching the start of American Idol which I'll stop following once Survivor arrives. New episodes of Blue Bloods, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory and more kept me occupied this week. Plus, I got in some books ordered from amazon.com -- Stephen King's Bazaar of Bad Dreams and Brooklyn Noir short story anthologies. So, hey ... I'm set to be snowed in if need be!
Then the snow can go away.
Oh ... I've also been watching some OLD shows. Antenna TV on cable now has The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson original episodes airing at 11pm weekdays. Way cool time warp going on with that! Now, I just wish they'd pick up the old Letterman NBC shows from the 80s when he was in his wild and crazy late night guy days.
Hmm. I do have plenty of soup here, lots of stuff to read and watch, bubble baths and bath salts (not the drug kind, the BATH kind!). Y'know, I wouldn't mind being snowed in for a few days. But then it would need to go away. I hate walking (or riding or driving) on ice and snow. My next staycation is at the end of the month. I guess I'll just look forward to that. I don't really WANT winter. I just like being stuck at home, I guess.
I've rambled on enough. Onto the photos (or lack thereof) for the week. Clicking on an image will bring it up in a larger gallery version. I hope you all have a good week!
|What if the Hokey-Pokey is what it's all about?|
"We are the goon squad and we're coming to town. Beep-beep." - David Bowie, 'Fashion' -- as seen on Watchung Avenue in Plainfield.
|A starling and two pigeons on the ledge|
The pigeons gather there on cold winter days when the sun heats up the exterior of the Chotola Apartment Building on North Avenue. I guess the starling is just there to represent.
|Geese in flight|
Although they might have regretted not migrating south, we have a year-round population of Canada Geese around here. I'm talking even during the bad winters.
Although not in their summer glory, the pansies in Bridgewater were still hanging on Monday morning before the bitter cold hit.
|Still Monday morning|
They were a bit more shriveled by Tuesday.
This single level train -- all the rest are double-deckers -- is headed east although the locomotive engine is on the tail end of the train. Plainfield Train Station.
|The other end|
|Postal label street art|
As seen on Watchung Avenue in Plainfield, it could be either the Jesus from religion or Jesus as in "Hay-sous." With my luck, it's the latter.
|Just feed me, please.|
Vincent wants me to put away the camera and feed him. Poor starving kitty cat!