Monday, August 19, 2013

The Second Wave

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

I actually remembered my camera on a Monday.

0710 CDT
Yes, the sun is definitely lower in the sky then it was the last time I pointed my camera in this direction. Too soon I will be riding with it full on in my eyes.

Today was the second wave of school beginnings. There were more kids at the bus stops and there seemed to be less manic drivers. This was the start of the St. Louis Public School Year.  Last week it was a number of the private schools that opened.

There is one very big plus about the school year beginning. I get to see which of the kids will develop a "waving" relationship with me. Every year there are some who do, and there are some parents who do as well.

  • 68F/20C, calm and clear for the ride to work.
  • 85F/29C with a few clouds for the home ride.


  1. School has not started here yet. It lets out late, starts late. Something to do with tourism.

    My part of town, east, sits lower than other parts of Madison and it takes awhile for the sun to climb over the far hill. I'll be getting up earlier now and it will be very dim indeed.

    1. School always started after Labor Day when I was growing up, but it had to do with farming. Now, I doubt it matters.

  2. It is nice that the schools start in stages. Here is Oregon they all pretty much start right after Labor Day.

    I too have noticed the sun being a little lower in the mornings. Sure is bright driving to work.

    1. Yep, right after Labor Day was the way it was when I was younger, but there are a couple of districts here that are year around.

      The shadows are lengthening, too.