Photo ride

After work, my bike was calling my name. As it was too late for caffeine, I headed off to my friends: the wheat field and the power pole.

One of the advantages of touring around on a bike is how easy it is to jump off and take a couple of pictures.

For once, the wind seemed to be at my back most of the time, well, except for one section. No worries. I geared down and enjoyed the scenery. After all, my bike isn’t built for speed, but comfort. With its upright seating, it’s more of an “enjoy the scenery” sort of ride.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer evenings, too!

Morning Pole

A couple of days ago, as I walked from the parking lot to the MAX station, I heard a mourning dove. The previous morning, I’d heard a dove and quickly found it, not in the trees, but on the power lines. This day, I didn’t see it on the power lines or in the trees.

With a little more searching and looking from another angle, I found the dove on the pole. He was peering down, watching the commuters.

This picture is interesting because all the diagonal lines make the pole look bent and leaning.1If you know me, you’ll also know I find this picture interesting because it’s of a pole. That’s enough! ;-) It’s actually straight up and down and not bent. Looking at the sky to either the left or right of the pole seems to change the perceived bend.

Pole

During lunch, I have been biking over to inspect the construction on Brookwood Parkway and NW Huffman Street.1This is also where the new transmission line was installed late last year. There is a new industrial park going in north of Huffman and Brookwood is being widened to include more lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Just this week, all the trees along the sides and in the median were removed.

This pole at the east end of Huffman attracted my attention. More specifically, the weights on the right side that direct the connections between the lines. I don’t think I’ve seen weights used like this before, so I will start looking for other poles using them.2I don’t believe any of the many pictures of power poles here have such weights.

My favorite photos of 2014

Arranged in no particular order,1 are my seventeen2 favorite photos I made in 2014.

In fact, they are arranged in random order. Refresh the page to see another order. Have fun! Do it again and again. ;-)

Last year, I was able to limit myself to my 10 favorite photos. This year, I couldn’t make the cut.