Sunday, July 23, 2017

About Town

Recent pics from around town . . .

 Flags waving at the Catholic War Vets

 Sunlit moon flower

Lilies



 Nag, nag, nag!



 Sundial at Laurel Hill Cemetery
The quote, “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be..." is by English poet Robert Browning.

 Another view

 Apparently, the bar that the bird is supporting is called a "gnomon."



 Someone's been sitting at the window too long.



 Nasty habit, that! 
Littering, that is.

Even when it's placed in a baggie first.

Or thrown into a tree grate.



 We're ready for our closeup, Mr. DeMille.

 These juvenile black vultures were sitting on a condemned building in the 500 block of Avenue H. 
Seems fitting.



 Weather-seasoned outdoor sofa on the 100 block of Locust


 Really?!

 Take a closer look.

This is what's supporting the overhang?



At Columbia River Park - parking for vehicles with trailers only.

 Strictly enforced

 Yes really



 Hornet's nest on the 300 block of Walnut.
Don't stir it up.


 Horse galloping on the wind


 New OPEN flag at the municipal building



 There are plans for this building in the 600 block of Avenue H.

The owner hopes to put in 10 storage units on the first floor.

 Vehicles will need to back in here from the alley.

 There won't be any storage units on the second floor.
The matter will be discussed further at this week's meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m.


 Weed City USA?


 Painting the town - or at least a small part of it.

 L. Weber & Sons painting 462 Chestnut Street

Way up in there


 The remains of the night


 Maybe the sumac leaves help catch the signal, thus strengthening it.

 The message here?

 Bee-lieve you me, he got the point!

 More middle school modernism

 Sidewalk stove at Bootleg Antiques

It's a Keeley!
The Keeley Stove factory was opened in Columbia in February of 1883. By 1888, the company was producing 20,000 stoves per year. It survived until 1948.


 How about just until 2 a.m.?

Bicycle - minus the other wheel and handle bars



Overheard bit of conversation on the 400 block of Locust Street on Friday, July 21:
"At night time when the bed bugs come out you see 'em - like roaches."

5 comments:

  1. From the looks of some of the Buildings and the over growth of the weeds someone in the Boro Government is not doing their job, if this person was doing his job the weeds would not be there and the condition of the buildings would be cleaned up. Get off your BUTT go for a walk or a drive around town and correct these problems.

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  2. My child and i almost got hit crossing an alley on 6th street because of failure to trim bushes....and there is tickets for failure to cut your grass.?????

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  3. Like I have been posting all summer, the borough is not enforcing the weed ordinance. It is not a good example for visitors to see.

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  4. Just as long as the River Park and the 400 block of Locust are being covered by police and codes, who cares.

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  5. Four code enforcement officers. What are they doing? Wait I do happen to know. Driving around & around the block over & over looking at the people doing improvements to their homes. Ever so trying to burn them on something when they already have the permits. They are afraid of the owners with the outrageous weeds & trash outside. What a huge waste of tax $'s yet again.

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