Thursday, November 09, 2006

Oh! Serendipitous Day!

Most civic graffiti is pretty dull stuff, dealing as it does with locations of pipe, conduit, lines and such. Imagine my surprise when I came across...

...this smiley done by the yellow-coded utility guy! Over on Beach Street, near the church. It was a sign that today was going to be a good day.

Oh yes, it was. I was about to peer over the railing on Gurley Street to photograph all those leaves in the creek when two guys (one in restaurant-looking garb) ran up & restaurant-guy put this past-its-prime pumpkin up on the post. "Huh?" I ask? "I found him. I'm going to kick him down into the creek for the javelinas." Kick he did. My slow camera shutter didn't get the action. Natch.

It got this sad cracked pumpkin shell, lying on the streamside path waiting for the javelinas to mosey along. Tonight, maybe. Maybe not.

5 comments:

Steve G said...

There's something about that pumpkin that makes it look happy and sad at the same time.

Granny J said...

Speaking as a photographer, pumpkins that are about to be retired are a lot more interesting as subjects...

Liz said...

That smiley was the first I've ever seen that I liked!

Granny J said...

Liz -- it was so unexpected that I nearly missed it! As a rule, civic graffiti is pretty dull stuff & the only way I could make it interesting to myself is to figure out what all the colors mean. I recently ID'd red as electricity, leaving only yellow and orange unknown (but obviously hot.)

Granny J said...

I think I've figured out yet another color -- it looked like orange was affiliated with NG = no gas. That would make sense: orange and flames go together pretty well. Which leaves yellow for either the phone company or the cable company.

 
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