This week's pics from around Columbia...
We got a couple of unseasonably warm days last week, as this dog could attest to, if he only could speak English.
He kept "sticking around" down at the river.
Here are some shapes of nature along the shore.
And here are some tundra swans -
reliable harbingers of spring, groundhog be damned.
Here's yet another sign of spring.
And here's an entranceway in Avenue H, with broken window pane for ventilation - yet another sign of spring?
Construction notice at the Veterans Memorial Bridge
Yes, there is a Hill Campus.
A student reportedly made threats against the school here last week, but the issue was quickly addressed by the school resource officer.
(In typical Columbia opaque fashion, however, no notification of the incident has been posted on the school district website.)
The awnings at Hinkle's have been changed from blue to burgundy. The larger awnings are about to get the same treatment. The frames can be seen in the photo above.
T-bone aftermath at 3rd & Walnut?
This is why trash bags should be placed in a container.
Time for this Xmas tree to be X'ed out.
As seen on Lawrence Street. Note the upper left. This property is currently listed at $169,900.
Missing asphalt near 320 South 2nd, complete with a protruding rock.
Could conditions lead to a sinkhole here?
...atop a chimney along Shawnee Run.
Form follows function?
Now open at 2nd & Mill
Something happening in Avenue G
This is where the fire took place a few years ago.
Go HERE for more information on this property.
Cruiser at Mid-Way Collision Shop
Obvious front-end damage
Another sign of spring: daffodils poking through.
At Locust Street Park..."The Returned Soldier" with the light-festooned tree behind him.
But what's happening to the lights?
Several have been knocked off the tree.
Some are broken.
Was it the wind...
...or something nefarious?
Surely, one of the borough's "covert" cameras would have caught any perpetrators.
The library topping-off ceremony has been postponed until March 3.
Park Elementary School playground
But the sign says...
And these signs say...
Down Avenue H, at the Historic Society
Something there is that doesn't love a downspout.
(Apologies to Robert Frost)
Several downspouts that were installed just last year have been damaged.
Here, too, in Avenue I...