I feel so fortunate to have had a ride in beautiful weather with Cindy yesterday. Today we are experiencing poor (unhealthy) air quality due to the smoke being blown our way from Eastern Washington fires by heavy winds. We are being advised to stay indoors today with forecast of at least slightly better air over the next couple of days.

I met Cindy for our ride at a park in Everett.

We passed by a few gates and fences.

On previous days to this ride with Cindy, I had a few solo rides nearby home and included a trip around and through Boeing and the county airport.

Completing one of Southwest’s machines.

The museum is open again after a long shut-down due to the pandemic.

A covered walkway for employees is a good thing for the rain we often have. Having too little at the moment causing high temps and that fire!

Interesing windows on this house on my way home from my ride.

The playground provided this arch ;’-).

Unless there is a positive change in the air quality by mid day, I will be indoors all day and longingly looking out my window.??‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️.

8 response to "ARCHES AND ARCS"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: September 8, 2020

    Dirty, rotten fires! Good arch finds — especially that one at the top of the slide.

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 8, 2020

      Yes, dirty rotten fires!! Sad news about that is that almost ALL fires were started by people (not intentionally but by inattention) and not by lightening. We desperately need our rain!

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: September 8, 2020

    I guess you can be thankful for every day that you have good air. Glad you got out with Cindy.
    And so many good arches – again!

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 8, 2020

      Indeed, thankful for any and all rides in good air and good weather ;’-). I know of a few more arches that I thought I might even get on a ride today. That will be on another day ;’-).

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 8, 2020

    Lots of great arches!
    Hope the air clears up soon, or better, the fires abate.

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 8, 2020

      Thanks Rich. We need some cooling down temps and some rain. Hard to believe that here in Seattle we are wishing for rain. But that is how it is.

  4. By: Laura Posted: September 8, 2020

    I saw on the news that there were fires up there and wondered how you were affected. Better to have to stay in to breathe, than to have to pack and run. Have you ever had anyone say something to you about taking a photo of their residence without permission? I’m always hesitant to shoot people or people’s property with my 80D…a little less so with the smaller camera. I remember a street scene I shot in Europe. My poor vision kept me from seeing too much more than just bodies on my screen, but when I loaded it on the computer, saw a guy was looking straight at me and giving me the finger. I hope to get in a few miles on Thursday…since aerating and reseeding plans were shifted to yesterday.

    • By: NancyG Posted: September 9, 2020

      It is sounding like another day or two, or maybe even three, of smoke making the air quality unhealthy. Staying indoors (and off my bike) for that long could make for a very cranky me ??‍♀️. May not be able to ride on Thursday, but will make it up on another day.

      I have not had an issue with taking photos of houses. But I stay a fair distance from them and use the zoom on my point and shoot camera, am there rather early in the day and seldom if ever see people, and try to be quick about it. I am not ‘composing’ a winning photo, and also try to not be obvious. I don’t take a photo if I see anyone nearby. I have often wondered if people see me and wonder what I am doing as I do ride in the same areas quite often. Maybe I have been lucky. I would tell anyone, who might approach me, what I am doing.

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