Last weekend it seemed red was catching our eye ...
|Really red wild rose.|
|And a few about to bloom.|
|Really red caboose we spotted down in SODO|
(Close to downtown Seattle)
It appears to have been refurbished or is brand new.
Either way it has the historical logo of the
Great Northern Railway
and is also marked for current railroad
For those of you who are not into trains, have you noticed that you rarely see a caboose these days? Railroads figured out they could save a lot of money (or at least some money) by doing away with the job where someone just rolled along at the end of the train, in their own private car, so to speak, with the assignment to report any problems. Instead, they now use a little device that hooks onto the last car and reports status wirelessly to the train's engineer. Ahhh.... technology.
Getting back to red, some folks were seeing red ... although the thing was yellow ...
To get some perspective on how big the rig is, take a look at the photo in this Seattle Times article. You can compare it to the skyscrapers in the background.
Then on Monday ... it seemed to be white ...
|We found this white tent-looking structure at nearby Kerry Park.|
Kind of ominous at first ... like something at a funeral.
No worries, just TV Anchors wanting Seattle to be the backdrop.
|A couple of pretty big trucks parked in a No Parking zone.|
Yes, they were the exception.
That is a large Up-Link satellite dish.
|Garbage container gives it all away.|
It's all about the U. S. Open!
You know ... Golf at Chambers Bay
(But isn't that in Tacoma? LOL)
We do not know what the stepladder is for.
|Hanjin Namu Freighter at anchor not far from|
We guess there is no space for them at the
loading/unloading docks a bit further
to the south.
|Yes, it's the Namu again.|
Notice the difference?
Tidal currents have completely flipped it around.
So now you've seen both sides of the Namu.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island. Where else can you find trains, ships, drilling rigs, flowers, and satellite trucks in the same blog post?