Monday, April 16, 2007

Things You May Not See
In Your Neighborhood

Click on the pictures to enlarge. On the first two, you will see a red flag on a metal rod attached to the fire hydrant. The use of this device is obvious in the winter photo.


I've never seen a fire truck actually use a hydrant in the winter, and I'm not sure how the digging out is handled -- I imagine that one fire fighter arrives with a shovel and starts to dig at least until he gets down to the valve.

And the use of this sign is also obvious. This one is just about a block up the hill from my apartment. Once every couple of years, someone helps himself to it; I picture bear xing signs decorating walls of tourists in areas where there are few wild animals.

4 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

You're right...we don't see any of those things in our neighborhood!

CG said...

That is very interesting Maya's Granny. I never thought the bear signs are next to a house. Nice surprise when you step out to see a bear!!

Maya's Granny said...

CG,
The bear signs are placed where the bears cross. This house sits in a place where the hill has a more gentle slope, and the bears have created a path from above the road that goes down to the creek.

Anvilcloud said...

We have some opposites: red hydrants with yellow flags attached. I'm not sure that we really need them, however.