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like a fish out of water

Boats. The Patient Spouse is from people who have boats. Boats are critical to their social standing, their recreational choices, their very self worth. I guess – I actually don’t know, because I come from the No Boat People, the group that thinks it’s hilarious to tell that old joke about the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life*, over and over and over.

But anyway, there’s no denying the Patient Spouse’s attraction to boats, which is how we found this enclave of out-of-water vessels. But you know that I was really looking at the clouds, and that the boats were just a convenient thing to have in the front of the image…

Silver Bay, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

*The day they buy it, and the day they sell it. Hilarious, right?

Fish out of water, in a manner of speaking

I’m an urban planner by profession, so land use patterns interest me. This city block has a cotton gin and a church on it, which is…well, I’m not sure what it is. Uncommon, at least.

And, then, on the vacant part of the block are all these boats. Is someone over at the church anticipating Biblical-level floods? Are we thinking rising sea levels will impact us here, at our High Plains elevation of 3,500 feet? Is it an art installation? Is it some kind of housing program for homeless boaters? What the hell is happening here?

Levelland, Texas
photographed 7.5.2019

Spiders and Fog

Were you wondering if there are large spiders in Nova Scotia?

Yes. Yes, there are.

Meteghan River, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.29.2015

Week of Randomness: 2 Boats

I usually try to keep a week or so ahead with blog posts. Lately, though, I’ve been in the middle of a big project at my real job* and there hasn’t been time to get out and make photos to feed these posts. And I’m having internet issues at the house**. And, I am barely able to stay a half-hour ahead of the blog.

So, in a bit of desperation, I dug some stuff out of the archives, things that for whatever reason didn’t make the cut the first time around. I am calling it the Week of Randomness, and the first one is from my 2015 trip to Nova Scotia.

Whale Cove, Nova Scotia***
photographed 7.28.2015

*I know it may be hard to believe that blogging is not actually my real job. But it’s not: I have a whole other gig that has a paycheck and benefits and an office and Important Projects with irrevocable deadlines. In other words, the exact opposite of the blog situation.
**The main issue is that the internet is no longer working.
***These boats were next to this building.

Low tide


Low tide has stranded these four boats, but they get two escape opportunities each day.

Port Maitland, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.29.2015

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