The morning after…

…particularly on the weekends.

One of the tasks of living in the ‘Hood is checking the perimeter each morning for debris left by revelers and night people. The big stuff goes in the garbage.  Broken beer bottles are harder to deal with so I just sweep  them into little piles for the street sweeper.

Latest sweep street photos (pun intended) are below.  Note the tidy nature of the person as reflected in the knot at the base of the condom :-)  By the way, I wish the night people would drink Lagunitas IPA.  Their bottles don’t break as easily as Corona bottles. Much easier to deal with… :-)

TRASHY PETALUMA PHOTOS

Not enough room to take it home...leave it on the sidewalk

Not enough room to take it home…leave it on the sidewalk

Butts Bottles & Booze

Butts Bottles & Booze

 

Ah, romance!

Ah, romance!

Don't Ask!

Don’t Ask!

Detritus…The Stuff We Leave Behind…

The debris…or fallout…from our daily lives surrounds us.  It mostly goes unnoticed, unless and until it gets so high that it has to be scooped up.  But it can also provide some interesting images…and questions as to how it came to be.

For example, a discarded sock in the street somewhere on Petaluma’s East Side …

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What happened to the other sock?

Now consider this scene on the sidewalk at 4th & B in Downtown Petaluma…

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Hmmm….? Perhaps it is best to leave it to the reader to suggest an interpretation.

Consider next a discarded glove that color coordinates with the walkway…

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Quite stylish indeed!

My personal favorite is this Coke Bottle Rack (Bench in Petaluma’s Center Park)

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Perhaps the owner parked it there while looking for this pizza slice…

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However, that was not the case as a crow grabbed the pizza.

Petaluma’s Newest Mural…by Maxfield Bala

While I generally only post on the 1st of each month, today I will make an exception!

The current edition of the Petaluma Argus Courier contains a front page article on the latest public mural by a local artist, Maxfield Bala.  It is indeed quite a project.  The article mentions the artist having to work on a difficult surface in that the site was corrugated metal.  Well, you have to see it to believe it.

In addition to the uneven corrugated surface, several of the panels had gaps or overlaps in the joints. Yet he pulled it off!  I have been following the progress over the last few days, and I think he has finished.  Although I wonder if he may intend to do the entire building :-)

First, a photo of what I believe to be the finished mural…

Mural by Maxfield Bala

Mural by Maxfield Bala

A FEW DETAIL SHOTS

Mural by Maxfield Bala

Mural by Maxfield Bala

Mural by Maxfield Bala

Mural by Maxfield Bala

Note the surface and panel gap

Note the surface and panel gap

Note the surface and panel gap

Note the surface and panel gap

 

 

Fire & Fire Season in Sonoma!

Around 3:00 pm today we left Sonoma on our way back to Petaluma. Shortly after leaving Sonoma, we noticed smoke in the hills (Coastal Mountains, if you must). As we got closer to Petaluma and Adobe Road we had a closer view of the scene…As close as we ever want to be.

We noted quite a few Petaluma Fire Units on the road  and perhaps one CDF truck

REMINDER–When you hear sirens, pull over!!!!!  Also suggest turning on your emergency blinkers to alert those people behind you that are too busy with their Smartphones.

Photos below

Quality is not the best as I was shooting through the car windows…and no I was not the driver.

Sonoma Grass Fire

Sonoma Grass Fire

Petaluma Fire

Petaluma Fire

Sonoma Grass Fire

Sonoma Grass Fire

 

CDF?

CDF?

Petaluma Fire

Petaluma Fire

Petaluma Fire

Petaluma Fire

 

Sonoma Grass Fire

Sonoma Grass Fire

 

 

Signs…to inform…to instruct…& to amuse…

…or signs that catch my attention…

…For example this van I recently spotted in Petaluma…

Who knew???!!! (Petaluma)

Who knew???!!! (Petaluma)

For more, continue to the slideshow below…

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