Recent pics from around Columbia . . .
"Watchcat" at the Lloyd Mifflin House on Walnut Street.
And here's a catbird.
He finally stopped meowing when his picture was taken.
Weed city - or at least half a block's worth
The grass at this property next to the former Cookman Church on North Sixth was recently mowed, but not completely.
What are the lyrics to that old song?
Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the GRASS IS HIGH!
The Amish have invaded town - peaceably, of course.
They were replacing a roof on the 400 block of Locust.
Hard workers, they
And apparently sure-footed.
Amish on the roof - aloof!
Meanwhile, around back - 2 OLD FARTS...?
Another one bites the dust.
Sidewalk plaque on Locust
Wall plaque marks a historic building at 401 Locust - despite the interloper on the right edge.
Oh say, can you see all those flags at the Moose?
Textured wall next door
Trash- and weed-lined walkway down there, too.
So that means six units in this building...?
Buddha head on Walnut
Bug vs bird.
The bug lost.
Amish under hat
SPCA removing critters from 341 Union Street
There's the van.
And there they go.
A little later, at National Night Out . . .
CPR man on a gurney with school supplies
Side by side
9301 - Columbia Trolley Works
Or a new member of law enforcement?
There's that FedEx plane that flies over low in the morning.
Cooper's hawk keeping watch over North Seventh
Flowers on the fence along North Second
Ghost sign - a remnant of Columbia's heyday:
MYERS MACHINE TOOL CORPORATION
For sale down on Bridge Street
Heritage Drive is shaping up nicely
Brown-eyed Susans on the 200 block of Perry Street
Sumac - Columbia's weed of choice
Suitable for shading the house or increasing curb appeal
A one-room schoolhouse at the intersection of Hill Street and Elbow Avenue?
No, just a garage . . .
Complete with bell tower.
And a bell.
Strangely beautiful or just plain ugly?
A black vulture - the newest resident of a condemned house on the 500 block of Avenue H. A neighbor there tells us he has seen a total of four.
301 Locust will be renovated beyond the shadow of a doubt - or a lamp post, for that matter.
Continuing construction of storage units along Front Street
Supporting walls for a second floor
Bell tower of former Shawnee Fire Company, 518 Union Street.
A new roof and some fresh paint would do wonders.
Thanks to whoever cleaned up Makle Park
Remains of a dead tree at Mount Bethel Cemetery
Someone must have made the Incredible Hulk angry again.
We don't like him when he's angry.
Bust of John Huston Mifflin - father of Lloyd, Columbia's famous sonneteer and artist
Don't be hanging around here. It's the spirits' turf.
Puffball on South Sixth