Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Road Construction

I managed to get this picture of an uncooperative spicebush swallowtail by seizing the opportunity. The butterfly vanished into the bushes shortly afterward. I enjoy butterflies for their beauty and because their presence marks a healthy environment.

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Shortly after getting my picture I ran into this mess at the corner of Flanders and Alexis.

Street Sweeper (maximus iter itineris eversor)
Traffic is tied up while the street sweeper throws concrete dust into the air along with a dark plume of diesel exhaust. What irritates me is that diesel engines are actually pretty clean, if they are maintained. The injectors on this engine are dirty which is causing the black smoke.

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