Flashing Blue, Clouds Due

Steady blue, clear view.
Flashing blue, clouds due.
Steady red, rain ahead.
Flashing red, snow instead.

© Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

“Old” John Hancock Building reflected in the
windows of the “new” John Hancock Building.

So goes the forecast rhyme for the weather beacon atop the iconic Berkeley Building, aka “Old” John Hancock Building, in Boston.

What about flashing red AND blue?

That can mean only one thing – the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series.

A kayak sojourn in the Charles River basin turned up no great blue herons, but there were many windows to be found that day, including the two John Hancock Buildings. Looking closely, the weather beacon was blue, and some wispy clouds reflections starting to appear at top right in the glass tower windows.


Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Window.


A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

John Hancock Building, Boston

Posted on January 14, 2014, in Art, Kayaking, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Nice photo and great interpretation of the theme!

  2. Oh, you brought back some memories with this one! My uncle used to work at the new Hancock. I still remember the big fuss over falling windows. Love the view from up there, but I think I remember seeing something that they closed the observation floor to the public.

    • Glad to hear you had a walk down memory lane! It must have been fun to visit your uncke’s office and take in that spectacular view. I remember the outbreak of windows falling from the new Hancock Tower, too. Scary, to think of that glass crashing down on a sidewalk below.

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