• Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
I am so sick of flood water. You have no idea.
My house? Is okay. Two inches of water in the basement, nothing to worry about.
But getting anywhere near my house is hell. I-95 is closed because it is now part of the Pawtuxet River. (two exits south of my house). The road less than a mile south of my house is closed due to the Pawtuxet. The secondary road I’d use to get around said closed road is ALSO closed because of the Pawtuxet.
Basically? The Pawtuxet has taken over Rhode Island. Or at least a good portion of it.
I couldn’t take the commuter rail home last night because it couldn’t make it through the floodwater on the tracks. The commuter rail train cars are double-deckers, and the lower level’s floor would have been literally at or below the water line. So I took Amtrak home.
I watched a train create a boat wake last night. The water was ABOVE the rail.
9 inches of rain in two days. Sixteen inches of rain since two weeks ago.
So. Sick. Of. Water.
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• Friday, January 22nd, 2010
I’m a bit late starting mine due to some work craziness, but this was a project kalleah suggested. I think I’ll do mine on Friday nights, just to make it a bit easier on myself. Starting next week, I’ll be doing new photos.
Galilee, Rhode Island is a teeny little village within the town of Narrangansett. It’s a very active fishing port with boats coming in and out of the harbor all of the time. As you’d expect – great, fresh seafood restaurants – and foodstores.
During the first weekend of May 2009, Rhode Island was having an absolutely perfect spring stretch. We were craving fried clams (of which there is in abundance in RI… but not all are worthy of long drives!), and decided to head down to Champlin’s Seafood for a good feast. Afterward, we wandered down onto the beach for a bit – even daring to wade a bit into the water (which was numbingly cold).
We watched many fishing boats like this one leave the harbor, heading out into Long Island Sound – or, in some cases, out into the open Atlantic. It was a picture perfect day at the seashore – and I’m looking forward to springtime when we can go back there without freezing.
• Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Before I do my photo meme post, I jus thave to share this one… Erich found a birds next in our Pyracantha bush yesterday, nestled in a well-hidden patch underneath the thorns. It’s only a couple steps off the driveway, growing next to the house.
We thought there were only a couple birds, but now that I see this photo, there are at least four in there. They’re getting big, too!
We don’t know exactly what they are, but they’re probably a
breed of finch or sparrow. We have quite a few of both around here (along with cardinals and blue jays, which these are definitely NOT).
ETA: Nope, robins! We saw Mom fly out of the nest this afternoon.
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