All these fotos I took yesterday afternoon. Of all the fotos that were taken in greater New York yesterday, these represent probably one billionth of the total. Besdies the fotos I took on my camera, I took about 10 others, on four other folks’ cameras. This is New York in springtime; these people were from four countries: India, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Although the fotos–the ones of tourists as well as the ones below– are quite random, a predictable unity exists. Can you guess the tug below?
My eyes often “misread.” From a distance I perceived the name of the yellow tanker to be Atlantic Mule. I liked that connection with basic transportation. Shortly after I recognized the name as Atlantic Muse, an appropriately-named Atlantic Concert happened past. Music was conjured up in my head and feet.
The tug above out-of-focus beyond the apple blossoms was Davis Sea, here being overtaken by Atlantic Concert. A mere three months–less than 100 days!!– ago, I did this post and video of Davis Sea struggling with ice a hundred miles upriver.
As I composed a shot of tanker Apollon, a pigeon intruded.
This egret was not an intrusion.
A century ago–maybe two centuries ago–there was a stone trade. Then rock was transported in old schooners, slow and expendable; now it’s done in dinged up scows and a variety of tugs. Specialist II looks long and lean here. She was last in the blog foto’d out of the water.
So on a Monday morning like this, I’ll say something true about feeling lucky to live in New York and know the people I do. Have a fabulous week; may it go so fast we don’t fall into the potholes.
All fotos taken Sunday, April 11 by Will Van Dorp.