Sunday, April 30, 2023

About Town - April 30, 2023

This week's photos of Columbia
(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

Veterans banners aren't just for men.
Here are a few ladies from around town . . .


“The truth is, however, that there is nothing very “normal” about nature. Once upon a time there were no flowers at all.”
― Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey

This is the headstone of Samuel Wright at Mount Bethel Cemetery.
Wikipedia tells us this :
"Samuel Wright, son of James and Rhoda Wright, was born on May 12, 1754. He eventually became the town proprietor and created a public grounds company to administer the land. Through his trusteeship, the town's first water distribution system (later the Columbia Water Company) was established, as well as the Washington Institute (the town's first school of higher learning) and Locust Street Park, located at what is now Locust Street and Route 462.

In the spring of 1788, Samuel Wright had the area surveyed and formally laid out the town into 160 building lots, which were distributed by lottery at 15 shillings per ticket."

The never-ending project on Barber Street

Apparently, you can buy whatever this is at Tollbooth Antiques.

The headstone of Reginald Wright Kauffman at Mount Bethel Cemetery
He was an author and journalist.

Yes, we're getting another smoke shop.

It's at the former Subway building. Here's a side view.

'Tis the season - primary season.

Columbia Borough Council candidate Brad Chambers (right) met Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis this week.

Almost sunset

Seen in Avenue H:
Volunteers cleaned this area just last week and now look.


Evidence of April showers

What appears to be an extraterrestrial is really just a cactus. 

This tree was planted at Columbia River Park recently.


Also at River Park
[Photo: Todd Stahl]

Peony and friends

Circular stone work at the former Cookman Church

Flag, unfurled 

When you want to know the outside time

Left at the church doors on North 7th

This lone turkey was creeping around the old airfield this past week.

There was no sign of the rest of the flock.
Did the coyote get them?

No, that's not him.

Please do no disturb this FAA licensed commercial drone pilot.

There's his drone.

Let's hope he abides by traffic regulations.

There he goes!

Sam J likes Krispy Krunchy Chicken.

This sad-looking fellow . . .

. . . was playing on the playground equipment.

Ready for the rain

If your dog poops, you must scoop.

Here's why.

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