Thursday, October 9, 2014

Riding Beneath Galena Skies


Yet more tropical weather in a desert city

There's nothing to describe these remnants of tropical storm Simon skies better than "leaden". But this adjective put me in mind of visiting the lead mining city of Galena, IL when I was seven, and of the small cubic chunks of lead ore, also called galena, that I collected on that visit. I'll go slow; I'll get wet; but at least since we don't put ethyl in our gasoline any more it's not actual galena falling from the sky here.

2 comments:

  1. Even Phoenix gets rain on occasion. Luckily, it isn't too cold...

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    1. I'm thinking about moving somewhere drier, where my rides don't get rained on so often.

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