Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Delay At The Drawbridge

Delay at the drawbridge. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa

Another delay. There are many drawbridges in the Hampton Roads area but I have seen none so active as this. This drawbridge opens every hour on the hour, taking between ten and fifteen minutes for the whole cycle. Always a delay for traffic which quickly backs up. But as Thomas Jefferson said, "Delay is preferable to error." So whenever I travel this road, I have a good book and my camera in the seat. You never know when "delay" might bring "opportunity".
"Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey."

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (American poet and writer 1850-1919)
Submission to Photo Tuesday for topic "delay". (end of post)

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