Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22nd: In Your Town

I can hardly wait for the “cold weather” to begin down here in southern Florida.  I love when I can open my window at night and sleep with fresh air instead of air conditioning.

One of the things that I have found I love is the sound of the train horn when it passes about a mile up the street from me.  5:45 am… at times it sounds like it’s coming right thru my bedroom.. and yet other times it has a more distant haunting sound.

Below is the exact spot (in the town where I live) that it passes each day….

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It comes from the South…

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and goes to the North…

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…and leaves me wondering just where it is going and what it is delivering somewhere beyond South Florida.

1 comment:

Carmi Levy said...

I live in a railroad-festooned town. Tons of history here, and lots of streets and intersections are bisected by tracks and crossings. Motorists often get ticked off when they're late for work because of a passing train, but I've always taught our kids to enjoy the moments when they pass by. The sound is so resonant.

Just last night, I was walking the dog and the sound of a distant train was carried by the wind to our little neighborhood. I couldn't help but smile. Thanks for the reminder.