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!
On the northeast corner of the Shute Substation stands this pole.
Yes, I have a thing for poles.
At my regular MAX stop, there are concrete light poles.
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.1 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.
Walking from Disneyland back to our lodging, I had to take a picture of this pole.
Yeah, I know it’s more than one picture and I know … it’s a pole, but still, it’s a cool pole. :-)
A quick stop at Arco in Downey. A quick shot of a power pole. And back into the traffic.
After taking the picture of the oak tree, I left my camera hanging on its strap around my neck as a continued biking home. Wouldn’t you know, I had to stop for a red light. So I did what I normally do with my camera: take a picture of a pole.
During lunch, I have been biking over to inspect the construction on Brookwood Parkway and NW Huffman Street.1 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.2
Arranged in no particular order, are my seventeen 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.
A chill in the air decreases the spacing between the birds on the wire. Nearly a month ago, when the weather was warmer, fewer birds were more widely spaced.
Am I the only one reminded of aphids?