Friday, May 17, 2019

Willow bloom for me

Spring means flowering willows.


Catkins with cottony seeds

This willow is an early bloomer and the cottony fluff is ready to be carried off by a breeze.



Black willow (Salix nigra) 

The black willow catkin looks like a multilegged caterpillar.



Pussy willow (Salix discolor)

These open pussy willow flowers show off their anthers with the yellow pollen.



Seed pod
This seed pod from the previous year awaits dispersal.

Monday, May 13, 2019

DOT cover


Rusty manhole cover


Every state has a DOT, even if some of them may call it by a different name.  This manhole cover is from the DOT of smallest state that also has the longest name.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Five mailboxes


Mail box melee
 


Despite the disarray of the mailboxes, the mail still seems to be delivered.  Just maybe not picked up?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cadillac Coupe de Ville


Caddy C de V H-top



The spun metal hubcaps add that certain look to this classic 1964 model year Cadillac Coupe de Ville two door hardtop.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Their GAS cover


Caldwell Boston Gas utility cover
 

This cast iron Caldwell gas utility cover was made in Boston.  Their water cover can be seen here.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Grey sided


Grey blue siding on house
 


This house is located across the street from a now redeveloped urban renewal district.