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Red sky at night

Hallelujah! We finally had a day of sunshine!

Yesterday morning, I met some lovely people from Shift2Bikes, who were serving coffee at the foot of the Steel Bridge. Since I was half an hour late for work already, and the Rose Festival was forcing me onto a longer route, I said what the hey, and stopped for a cup and a chat.

Shift: Coffee on the Bridge
The nice folks from Shift2Bikes. You can see that the day started out pretty gloomy.

Long day, lots of work, blah-de-blah, then I headed home (listening, by the way, to Fayjay's delightful reading of "Starstruck", her very enjoyable J2 retelling of Notting Hill, such that the next two images somehow remind me indelibly of Jensen Ackles (in the Julia Roberts role), since some interesting things were happening to him in the story at the point where I stopped to take them.

CARNIVAL. Blocking my usual route along the river. Cool canopy-thing, though.

Blue Shark
Some Rose Festival eye-jamming at Waterfront Park, from across the river on the Eastbank. Yay Coast Guard, though. They are very busy down Louisiana way and I salute them and thank them for still sending a couple of cutters and some pretty signal flags to our little burg.

Got home, had some dinner with my sister and my niece and nephew as the sky cleared towards sunset. I said, "I'm goin' to Trader Joe's."

"You riding your bike?" my sister asked.

"Yes. Wanna come?"


"Hey, why don't you try out my Dutch bike?"

So off my sister and I went the three leisurely miles to TJ's in the last hour of the day, and on our way back, baskets filled with nuts and chocolate and dried fruit and other stuff you buy at TJ's, we stopped for a little photography.

At sunset
avventura1234 on Eleanor O--which she thought was pretty nice to ride--Clyde, baskets o' goodies, sunset over Grant Park.

Red sky at night
Red sky at night, sailors' delight.

And it's true! It was a perfect, cloudless day today and EVERYBODY felt better.

And also? [personal profile] lamentables bought a bike today and blamed it on me. Woo hoo!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 6th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love your photo stories. :)

It's raining here, and we sure need it.
Jun. 6th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
These are the days when we wish we could export it. It really was All Summer In A Day yesterday--il pleût comme une vache qui pisse out here again today.
Jun. 6th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that last picture is AMAZING
Jun. 6th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Atmospheric conditions provided the picture. I just aimed and pressed a button. But it was very pretty.
Jun. 7th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
sounds lovely! and great pictures!

we've had some crazy rain storms - although i was lucky and was indoors every time. :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm glad you stayed dry. Actually, I did too--but that's just it. Can't go anywhere in these damn monsoons unless you don't mind getting drenched.

Forecast here says a couple of days of at least sun-glimpses.

I sat out on my porch all day, mostly writing Chapter 32. It's almost done!
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