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"How many more days," did you say, "before Christmas???"

(seen in Jackson, GA, while taking a walk)

 

 

 

Back to the Salt Mines

 

"How many more days," did you say, "before Christmas???"

(seen in Jackson, GA, while taking a walk)

 

 

 

comments (28)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2015, 03:02
You made excellent use of the morning light, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray (even though this is an afternoon, after-school shot...I figured it would work for my purposes).
this is an amazing photo of the school bus with a long shadow in front of it Ginnie... the sun flare along the trees make the shot....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I was delighted to be in the right place at the right time, Peter! smile Thank you.
I love the light filtering through the trees and the dust!!
Back to the salt mines... after a week off UGH! smile
Ginnie Hart: I was thinking of all you Americans especially, Elizabeth, after the big holiday. G'son Nicholas was off school the entire week. Just ease yourself back in. HA!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Nov 2015, 04:12
is it the Christmas express bus? i want to watch some Christmas movies now!
Ginnie Hart: Would that be fun if it were, Elaine! smile The Christmas spirit is definitely in the air.
So wonderful in this morning light Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. It's actually the afternoon, after-school light, but I'm pretending it's the morning light. Basically the same difference, right?! smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 30 Nov 2015, 06:21
Dust behind, light above, shadow in front - makes an unusual framing, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: This is actually in the late afternoon, Lisl, when "all the above" seemed to be working in synch. It was fun to watch. smile
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2015, 06:23
Yes, I recall this question!
Ginnie Hart: In all households with young children, Philine...or many classrooms around the world...I'm quite sure it is a common question these days. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 2015, 06:31
Not that many... times flies...
This is a wonderful shot of the bus. I remember 'eating dust' for a while wink.....
The schoolbus system is great, especially when when you live in the 'boonies'...
Ginnie Hart: We were sure lucky that day to be in the right place at the right time. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2015, 07:14
An American icon if ever there was one. In Bath mothers drive Chelsea Tractors with a single child inside to get them to their schools
Ginnie Hart: Definitely an American icon, Chris. We see them every so often here in the Netherlands...as party buses. HA!
  • Aged
  • Belgium
  • 30 Nov 2015, 07:54
Wonderful photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Apparently today is Cyber Monday. I think Christmas has been hijacked
Ginnie Hart: Cyber Monday. Man alive. Let the kids go back to school! grin
Is thanksgiving over now Ginnie? This bus is such an iconic symbol of America.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chad. It's a long weekend, from Thursday to Sunday...and for some, the whole week! My g'son was off from school the entire week.
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 30 Nov 2015, 08:25
La lumière est très belle !
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
compo et traitement extra! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, JP, isn't it. smile. Merci.
I like the light here and the dust on the road. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Nov 2015, 11:43
This takes your memory back, I bet. Is there some rule in The US that cabs and school buses must be yellow?
Ginnie Hart: We don't have yellow cabs, Louis, but the school buses are all yellow...by rule/regulation? Not sure about why but it helps for consistency when you're driving behind them!
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2015, 11:44
Jolie photo, ici nous n'avons pas de bus ressemblant à  celui-ci.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martine. This is definitely an American icon.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2015, 12:13
I'm always facinated by the US school buses; they all seem to be to the same design. As for having to stop BOTH ways when the stop, welll... Christmas has arrived in the mad House over the weekend with corporate trees in places. Our former acting-CEO is of a like mind; we think 23rd Dec is early enough for decorations.
Ginnie Hart: It's only on certain roads that you have to stop both ways, Alan, but, yes, it can be a pain in the you-know-where. Gotta keep our kids safe, of course.

I always started decorating the house the last weekend of November (right after Thanksgiving) and then kept everything up well into January. The main "rule" was to have everything down by Valentine's Day. HA! grin
I've often thought that the manufacturer who has the contract for supplying American school buses must really be on a winner. Really good light here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Someone has to make them, Brian, so, yes, sounds like they never run out of a job. smile
Terrific shot, Ginnie - of an iconic American bus!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom...and definitely iconic!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 30 Nov 2015, 17:06
Ginnie, I have been asking that question since the beginning of November! smile haha
Ginnie Hart: HA! You will always be a kid at heart, Emily. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2015, 18:35
Great picture Ginnie, love your capture of the sunbeams
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. It seemed like a very "immortal" moment in time. HA!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2015, 00:59
Lovely shadows and flairs not to mention the dust kicked up by the bus smile
Ginnie Hart: It felt like a serendipitous moment in time, Cherry. smile Thank you.
That is an excellent shot.

I had many long hours on school buses several decades ago.
Ginnie Hart: My grandson rides a bus now, Michael, and he's in high school. I remember when it wasn't cool to ride the school bus...but why not???!
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2015, 02:44
Fantastic shot. I love the rays of sunshine.
I am counting the days till summer...119 school days. UGH
Ginnie Hart: HA! Some are waiting for spring...you for summer...and I am still crossing my fingers for a good snowstorm!
That's one of the best bus pix I've ever seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: How very generous of you, Jacquelyn. Thank you.
lovely shot, Ginnie. the light play is amazing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. It felt so serendipitous. smile
Love the light and all the dust!!
Ginnie Hart: It was a serendipitous moment that day, Robin. And YOU are something else, catching up on all of these pics!!!

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