Friday, August 24, 2007

Good Evening!

The trouble with our late summer climate is that if it isn't raining, it's too dang hot. As a result, I don't do enough walking. Tonight (and last night) I forced myself out after the sun had gone behind the hills to the West. And I was rewarded with a rose...

...and a remarkable explosion of clouds from the southwest. This might be a harbinger of the wetter weather we have been promised for the weekend. Even a little of that moisture from Dean might be blown our way, tis said.

One of the sights that caught my eye: a utility pole at Park and Gurley that serves as a major bulletin board for yard sales, lost cats and similar neighborhood events. Obviously many years' worth of tacks, nails and staples remain stuck in that wood.

On the other hand, there's another interesting use of wood I see regularly -- the tree that once provided shade at this spot now provides very convincing ground cover. Now, if only we get that rain -- many of the promising plants are wilting from the current dryness.

6 comments:

sheoflittlebrain said...

You have the best eye, gj! Who else would notice that post? years of signs removed because of the city ordenance, but the all the tacks left behind........

smilnsigh said...

Wishing you rain.

And ohhhhhhhhhhhh, what a rose!!!!

Mari-Nanci

Granny J said...

Brain -- after you wander the same neighborhood for a year with camera, you really begin to notice the little details! Because you have to -- all the obvious pictures are already on file...

SnS -- thank you. The clouds this AM look reasonably serious.

Anonymous said...

I do love the photos.

Steve

Jan said...

Ohhh..such a beautiful rose!

And that picture of the pole...such poignancy there, somehow.

I enjoy your site so much.

Granny J said...

Steve -- thank you again!

Jan -- isn't the spiral at the center of the rose fascinating?

 
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