I can have it sometime next month.
So what's Sepia Saturday up to this week?
Poles and wires, oh my goodness. Do I have any photos of them?
I should. My oldest son works daily outside in Florida taking care of Verizon's "boxes of connections" and wires, and even goes up phone poles if he has to. And occasionally he takes a photo of what he can see.
But I don't always save them. After all, I'm also busy taking photos of my life.
Remember when you had to carry a camera after loading the container of celluloid film, and then send the film off to be developed and come back a week (or more) later to pick up your photos? I even remember the earlier rolls which had to be loaded, rewound and unloaded in the dark (or in a black bag). I do have several tons of those old photos stored away, and need to scan some of them to use here sometime!
But I digress.
Here's one of my son's pictures looking down from a pole.
Crockett Street, Beaumont, Texas, 1900s. With many electric poles going along. It does look paved at least, with concrete sidewalks. I wonder when cities started taking down some of the wires and putting them underground.
A modern pole supports several utility wires, electric, cable, and phone, as well as a street light.
White Storks (Ciconia ciconia) in their nest on a utility pole in Romania
In central Florida there are many poles with a platform on top, just for Ospreys to nest upon, and hopefully keep them away from power poles, where they can be injured or cause a fire if the nesting materials hit live "energized" spots.
This nest was elevated above the energized equipment and the transformer busing covers were covered up. OspreyWatch nest 750.
And if you happen to love watching birds on live cams...here's an Osprey nest on the Chesapeake, currently live. (The Montana site was interested in charging money, too bad).