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  • My favorite photos of 2014

    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…

  • Chilly Flock

    Chilly Flock

    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?

  • Incoming Transmission

    Incoming Transmission

    While driving last week, I noticed something strange: a row of power poles had their transmission lines suspended from large pulleys. I’d not seen that before. The power poles are only a short detour from my typical lunchtime bike ride so I went to investigate earlier this week. One of the workers said they are…

  • X Pole

    X Pole

    This pole presides over a busy intersection. As I stood in the field by the pole, snapping pictures of the pole’s ID plate and then up at its hardware, I wondered what the people sitting in their cars were thinking. How long before I have to explain to a police officer that I think power…

  • Can you hear me now?

    Can you hear me now?

    No wires on this pole.

  • Morning Madrigal

    Morning Madrigal

    An avian aria on a tightwire.

  • Power poles on Cornell Road

    Power poles on Cornell Road

    On my bike ride today, the power poles called to me, “Take my picture.” With the clear blue sky for a background, how could I say no?

  • Lunchtime Diversion, Part I

    Lunchtime Diversion, Part I

    I’m not entirely thrilled with this picture, but I do find the subject interesting. I think this can be done much better. Stay tuned… ;-)

  • Wired Ride

    Wired Ride

    My lunch ride today was along the Rock Creek Trail underneath some impressive power lines. Out came my camera. Power poles have an incredible variety. Every pole solves a different problem of topography, relationship to adjacent poles and need for lateral bracing, wires to nearby poles and to the ground, and wireless antennas. So many…