Thursday, January 8, 2015

01-08-2015

Quite a change from the normal fare on this blog in the middle of January. Took a walk this morning to look for an optometrist office as my glasses seem to have gotten bent out of shape. Maybe too much pressure on them when pulling the helmet on and off. The Bombardier winter helmet is tighter than the Nolan.

This bird of paradise (I think) was part of the greenery in front of the hotel as I always liked the way they looked. This area really looks and feels like the neighborhood I grew up in. Lots of ethnic businesses. I think that it is nicer to walk around here than San Francisco. Not as crowded or hectic.

And since I had it available, here is the next PBC video. I had to run into town on Tuesday and I filmed this specifically to submit while I was out of town. Unfortunately, I only have one more ready to go for tomorrow. I should've planned better. Oh well, it's a challenge not a competition. (I think I am the points leader now but that won't last very long).

I heard from Whojigger, the Ural rider from Ketchikan who is getting ready to ride up to Fairbanks and beyond in a couple of days. He and his international monkey (England I think) are expecting to arrive in Fairbanks by the 16th. Unfortunately, I'll be in Barrow that week. He's the one who should be submitting PBC videos.



6 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Really pretty picture of the flower with the blue sky behind it. Another contrast with the video.

I think you are correct on the type of flower too.

Martha said...

Right now I can't make myself watch your videos. I'm just going to stare at the colorful, happy BoP in the warm, sunny sky for awhile.

RichardM said...

Thank you. I just happened to see the flower while waiting in the parking lot.

I guess you didn't spot the huge field of flowers in the video? I didn't see it either...

RichardM said...

I suspect that the video is the same as outside your window...

SonjaM said...

Enjoying the brisk colours of your snow ride while our Black Forest has been converted back to green. It is stormy outside with temps around 10C (plus that is) which makes it 50F, and similar to the Chinook winds I am down with migraine...

RichardM said...

Glad you are enjoying the videos even if it's to see where you don't want to be. I used to be plagued with migranes until they determined the cause. Mine were from high blood glucose.