Thursday, February 07, 2008

The morning after ...

You may have heard we got a bit of snow.
The Monona snow plow drivers did an outstanding job
of keeping the streets clear ...

... although some people may have had trouble
getting out of their driveways.

Yesterday morning:

By three o'clock, cars were having a lot of trouble climbing the hill up Carroll Street. This bus tried to turn onto Carroll from Washington and didn't make it. The more he spun his tires, the further he slid off the road until the rear of the bus fetched up against the curb.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

It took a bit longer than usual to get the car in the garage tonight ...

Tim and I clear a foot or so of freshly-drifted snow from the driveway.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

He looks familiar ... a Blair witch reject?

He's keeping a watch on the passers-by along Blair Street. Get it? A familiar? A witch? On Blair Street? It's like a pun, only they're usually funnier. I've never been good at them, as if you couldn't tell.

Anyway, I didn't take the photo for the pun, he just caught my eye and out came the camera. His mangy appearance makes him all the more photogenic, particularly when complimented by the lei and the tiara. He seems to be wearing a bib, too.

You can see him in the window of the Hotel Ruby Marie.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Found these seven cast-iron cats when we made an impulsive stop at Pick More Daisies yesterday to browse through the "vintage" items on sale.

My Darling B wanted me to freshen them up with a coat of paint before I hung them by the door.