Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Flotsam

Just some photos from today and yesterday to fill in the space between Theme Thursday and the weekend. There are two things coming this weekend here in Newport that are guaranteed to generate more photos. One is the annual Weekend of Coaching, when 18th and 19th century horse-drawn coaches parade around the scenic areas of the city; I'll be going to a driving exhibition on the grounds of The Elms, one of the Bellevue Ave. mansions, tomorrow (Saturday) morning, and then I'll follow them around town for a while. The other photo op is the fact that Hurricane Bill will be passing by out to see, and while we don't expect to see any tropical storm weather here, it will be giving us some pretty spectacular surf, and I know the gang will be out there off Ruggles Ave. riding those waves. I'm planning on Sunday, when the surf is supposed to be at its peak, but I may drop down there tomorrow after the coaches to see if it's building up yet. Meanwhile, here are some loose ends.

Another shot of Touro Synagogue featuring the new gardens

The White Wood Asters, a Fall flower, are starting to bloom in Ballard Park

False Turkey Tail Fungus (Stereum ostrea), which seems to be growing all over the place in Ballard Park

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Flotsam??? Sheesh!

    I hope you get some great shots this weekend. Well, if anyone can, you can. Looking forward to seeing them.

  2. Some great pictures as usual. It sounds as though you have an energetic weekend in front of you. Like Megan I am looking forward to seeing the results