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Sea Planes in Anchorage

We’re checked in a hotel near the airport.

Across the street are seaplanes, moored at the edge of a lake.

They have a distinct sound as they take off and land, Mary said like angry bees. Just the word pontoons seems exotic. They’ll ask your weight if you fly in one.

There are a lot of these planes, all colors.

Farewell Alaska tomorrow.



Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Count the Places You See Numbers

Count the places you see numbers. 

Numbers tell time

numbers on clock

Reading Terminal Philadelphia

Numbers keep score

IMG_0031LazerKraze Columbus Ohio


Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight numberIMG_8462

Numbers to phone


Numbers to remember



Numbers to celebrate

Numbers  identify players and participants

Numbers for weight and price per item or pound


Numbers determine which lane you swim in and times determine which ribbon or medal you receive


Numbers from another time, WW2, a ration book



Numbers to playIMG_0863

Numbers found in odd places


So What Are You Supposed to Do?

You’re taking the same exit as the truck in front of you with the sign?

What do you do?

Roanoke Route 581  Photographed by Marlene with Erika driving. The truck exited the same direction they wanted to go.  They exited too!

Thanks for sending these Mar. Fun.IMG_5242


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Cars on Edge

NYC- Spring Break. Spotted by my sister as we walked  by.

They looked even more precarious in person, though, as you stood below and looked up!

cars on edge

School Bus Sign

While stopped at the red light.School Bus Sign

Cropped and rotated from the bigger photo

Bus checks are necessary as sleeping children have been left on empty (almost) busses

school bus

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Monument is the weekly challenge.  Mr. Ben Huberman says it can be” broadly defined”

The family was on vacation in Michigan this week.

My son Mark photographed Anna sitting on the Montgomery City Bus, in the very seat in which Rosa Parks was arrested, Dec 1, 1955.

The Rosa Parks Bus is in The Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan. The exhibit is titled With Liberty and Justice for All.

Anna on the Rosa Parks bus

(Anna sitting in the seat on the Rosa Parks Bus, photographed by her father, Mark )

There are Rosa Parks Statues in Grand Rapids Michigan,  Dallas Texas and The Capitol in Washington D.C.  

Rosa Parks is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit Michigan.  Here is the Wikipedia link to the “First Lady of Civil Rights”


Car and Train

Oh, I’ve seen car and I’ve seen train…….

Columbus, Ohio- Saturday afternoon.  Shot from the second floor of the parking garage on our way to the car show.d

A sliver of a city scene. A bit of sunlight.  Shapes and lines.  A car driving down the middle of the road.

I went and looked at all my blog posts tagged transportation  and I ‘ve shot a lot of cars, trains, buses, motorcycles, taxis and trucks.

Transpsortation in ColumbusPick a lane.  Is this car over the double line or what? Maybe they are looking at the train and not noticing or they are planning to pass the cars lined up, waiting to get into the garage.

Photographing the Family at the Columbus International Auto Show

Photographing four kids together can be tricky and exasperating, trying to get everyone looking pleasant simultaneously.

The first photo is one solution. Take them from behind!

Seems easier with the distraction and props of shiny new cars at the Columbus Car Show.  Pretty good cooperation. Especially when they weren’t really thinking about me and my camera!   mustangListening to the finer points of this Mustang by Ford


mustang 2Oops, losing their attention and interest in the specs.


Anna at the WheelIndividual shots work-  Anna takes a “test drive”




Michael Waves from Inside the TruckAnother individual shot- Michael waves to me from the inside of a pick-up truck. Easy!



jack in the carJack leans into a curve.



MAura inside a carNot the most natural smile in this one, Maura,  but having a good time.



on the motorcycleSeat all four on a large motorcycle.  That was fun.



win this car

They were smiling and posing for their Dad in this one.  He bought a couple of raffle tickets to win the Cobra, supporting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



kids inside a carCrawl into the back of some random car.  Hey, everybody. Look at ole Grandma! Nice ambient light inside this vehicle.



the rolls royce

The interior of the Rolls Royce. This was behind a barrier. No one got to touch it, let alone sit inside it.



family at the Car ShowAnd with Mom and Dad, in the back of another van.

family on the downtown sidewalk

Headed for home.

River Ice





I like it when a color photo looks black and white. Well, gray and white.

After school I drove up to Mount Washington to see the ice on the rivers.  The Monongahela, the Allegheny and the Ohio.


Barge on the River





Rivers Casino


The Rivers Casino’s sign adds some color





Barge Turning on Ohio River


The barge turned to dock



man on bargeMan on the front of the barge