it's a work day and it's raining (again!).
Will I ever get a really nice day for my 12-of-12 this year?!?
You wouldn't think so.
Next month the 12th falls on a Saturday and I'm running in my first 5K - the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure - so it's gotta be a good day. Right???
Either way, thanks as always, to Chad Darnell - creator of the 12-of-12 - who had the brilliant idea to have folks from around the world post 12 shots of their day on the 12th day of each of the 12 months. Visit his site to see more 12-of-12ers... and post your own!
And on with the show...
On my way into work, I stopped at the bike shop to check on the status of my bike. It's getting a tune up in preparation for the triathlon... a little less than 8 weeks to go.
The rest of the morning and into the early afternoon there was nothing interesting to photograph.
Then I passed by "The M.U.L.E" - those of you who played video games in the 80's might recognize this guy. The "8-pixel" Mule you would use when you went to 'hunt the wumpus'.
It's actually part of the Niagara Power & Pump Plant in Lewiston, NY. Not sure of the exact purpose this giant metal box serves, but it's always there... the hubby and I are pretty sure it's a crane of some sort.
Spring in Buffalo has arrived... the ice is gone from the river and the boats are returning to their slips.
5:30PMAlmost home... I couldn't resist stopping by another waterfall. This is an updated shot of the same location photographed in March. Again, no more ice and lots of water flowing thanks to two days of rain.
When I get home, it's time to let the kids out and take a peek at the gardens. Any flowers yet?
Not many... except my Purple Myrtle.
honeymoon" last week, the lodge we were staying at had this amazing smelling shampoo for the guests. We had to see if it was available here... and, well, it was! HOORAY!
(NOTE: If you want to see some really nice photos - loads better than today's 12 - click on the 'honeymoon' link above. Good stuff).
After the swim workout, it's time to relax with a book. This is what I'm reading now...
A View from the PorchMy final shot for May is my monthly view from the front porch. The lawn got its first mowing of the year on Monday and has been soaking up rain showers since then, so it's looking lush and green.
That's it for another rainy month around Buffalo. Around here, it's 'May showers bring June flowers' - so next month you should see LOTS of color. I know you'll see lots of Pink since the Komen Run is all about the Pink Ribbons.
See you then!