A Pacific Northwest Photography Blog

I-5 and Seattle Rush Hour Traffic

Seattle… Interstate 5… Rush Hour… Brake Lights…

‘Rainy days and Mondays always get me down,’ a line from the Carpenter’s 1971 hit song, speaks to me on certain days. This shot was taken just above the intersection of Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 as rush hour traffic is just beginning to build in downtown Seattle at about 05:50, it gets worse, much worse. Most of the time, rainy days and Mondays don’t get me down, but Mondays especially after a long holiday weekend I must confess to a bit of wishful thinking, how nice it would be to be a stay at home wife. As a stay at home wife, I could have an extra cup or two of hot coffee, and cook breakfast for my husband, or make scones on a Monday instead of a Sunday! I could blog and visit my cyber friends in far flung places to see what is transpiring in their neck of the woods. I could walk Lucy in the daylight instead of the dark.

I wouldn’t miss the layers of clothes to keep the cold damp of Seattle weather out of my bones, the long sleeves, camisole, knee high socks and down vest, oh and let’s not forget a rain coat! I wouldn’t miss pre-tripping a forty foot school bus in the dark, in the rain, so cold inside that it takes a quarter hour for the heaters to begin pumping out warm air. I wouldn’t miss the blast of cold air every time I load students. I wouldn’t miss the brake lights, the traffic congestion, the motoring public who ignore the safety of students when they break the law and run through my stop paddle or cut me off to make sure they’re not stuck behind a school bus.

But I would miss my friends, fellow bus drivers, and my students (all 200 or so of them!) and how they brighten and keep my days interesting. Ah well, wishful thinking… it’s Monday, off to work, may I bless and brighten the day of someone else! 🙂

PS… No I was not driving and shooting! I was standing on an overpass on my own two feet! 🙂

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

35 Responses to I-5 and Seattle Rush Hour Traffic

Copyright Info

The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. IMAGES ARE PROTECTED BY DIGIMARC. © 2008-2015 - You may link to this website, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the website's contents. Permission is not granted to reproduce, republish, reformat, transmit, distribute or download any materials (image , graphics, text or code) from this website regardless whether intended use is for personal or commercial interests without prior written consent from The View From Right Here. All rights reserved.

I've been publishing 'The View From Right Here' in one form or another since 2007. I hope you find images you enjoy from my travels around Seattle, Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest, giving you a glimpse of the beautiful region of the United States of America, where I have always lived.
~Thanks for stopping by!
~ All my best,
Madge Bloom
Subscribe -or- Connect
Subscribe to RSS Email me Email Follow Me on TwitterFollow Me on Facebook Google + - Add Me to CirclesFollow me on Instagram
The View From Right Here
NEWEST Comments
  • Mount Hood from Windy Ridge (4)
    • FirstEric: I see you don’t monetize your page, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn extra cash every month because you’ve got high quality content. If you want to know how to...
    • Farmgirl: Its beautiful. I need to get up there to see that again.
    • John Hagger: By the look of that sky there’s more of the white stuff on the way.
  • Falling Leaves on a Rural Country Lane (8)
    • Ruth Hiebert: I love that scene. This kind of road is one I would love to check out.
    • John: The low viewpoint works well here. It’s a beautiful time of year, which in the UK seems to get later, and hang around longer, each year.
  • Vibrant Fall Colors (9)
    • JoAnn M Bayne: Absolutely glorious. I am surprised by the amount of color this year. I expected after the dry summer we’d have just dead leaves dropping but it has been stunning – as...
Good News About Jesus
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ - Acts 16:31

Click to Visit the 'Good News' Page About Jesus Christ

Healing Hearts Ministries
Healing Hearts One at a Time

Click to Visit Where You Can Receive Help for Your Hurting Heart

I Am Second
I Am Second

Listen to Christian Testimonies

Google Page Rank