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Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring rolled shut

I told Laura to watch for spring rolling out as we went south, and though it didn't happen until Oklahoma, we did see it happen. And we watched spring roll shut again on the way home. But, I ask you:



On April 2nd! Enough, already. On the other hand, it melted quickly.


The ten year old orchid keeps on blooming. Good job, little thing.




Rose sent these three photos for River. These are interchanges near her home in Grand Prairie. I'm glad I could cut my teeth on these, first. They were higher and higher in Dallas and Fort Worth.

This is all freeway. Imagine surface roads squeezed between those pillars, even a place like the triangle of grass. 

And, I need to correct a glaring error from my last post. I called the pillars "cement". I can hear my father saying, "Cement is glue. That is concrete!"

21 comments:

  1. Oh my. Those interchanges make my mind boggle. I suspect we would be travelling by the roads less travelled whenever possible.

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  2. I'm with EC - I'd be on the back roads with my knitting in my hands .......because The Golfer would be doing the driving!

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  3. hari OM
    Hehehe, yes, cement is the powder which holds the concrete together... I travel on roads like that through Glasgow. Have learned which bit of 'spaghetti' to get on to by the time I reach the airport (two miles this side) and don't change lanes till am spewed out the other side... a distance of about ten miles!!! YAM xx

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  4. I only drive two lane roads. My adventurous driving days are over. Just looking at those highways causes me anxiety.

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  5. Those interchanges would scare me. I cannot imagine those you describe in Dallas.

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  6. I am not fond of those types of interchanges any more than bridges. And I always seem to be the one driving over them!

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  7. Enough already, indeed! I was shocked when I looked out my window this morning, but as you mentioned, it did not last the day.

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  8. Thank you Rose, for the pictures and thanks also for the email with them. I was able to show my son while he was still here. and then I forgot to reply to the email :(
    It does seem odd the still be getting snow in April, Mother Nature is laughing at you I think.

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  9. Those raised expressways give me the heebie jeebies.

    And we're expecting an ice storm tonight. One always expects a blast of some kind in April. I hope this is the last.

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  10. I just don't do roads that look like that. I'm a back roads kind of gal. Spring will be put on hold here, with snow in the forecast for tomorrow and beyond. -Jenn

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  11. We're on the edge of the snowfall here, but Nature is having the last laugh on us!
    A valuable experience to be able to travel in and out of Spring

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  12. one of my nightmares, though I haven't had it in a long time, is being on one of those high overpasses that gets steeper and steeper until the car loses traction and I'm in freefall.

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    1. They do go up and up and up. On the whole, I found them decently banked, and I appreciated that.

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  13. you are a brave woman to tackle those mega roads

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  14. It was 83 degrees in central Georgia yesterday, and the dogwoods are already past their prime bloom. About those road -- I drove in Houston just one time and was amazed at the entrance ramps to the interstates. They just went in and ended. I'm more accustomed to having some distance for getting myself over.

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    1. Yes, that's another astounding phenomena. No exit or entrance merges. It all just happens, at 70 mph!

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  15. You have merges here. But I remember the ones that just ended. Some fools stopped. Glad you are home. :)

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  16. I admire your courage on those roads, Joanne! And I'm glad you and Laura had a good trip.

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  17. Her in S. California, it was 87 deg. last week. This week it was 75. Here, it seems that the concrete is always being poured for new lanes.

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  18. I love the way orchids keep on blooming.

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