Tim Kiser's photos with the snow

Melting pile of black snow in a smalltown central business district.

Melting pile of black snow in a smalltown central business district.
In downtown Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on March 27th, 2016, on West Hamlin Street, east of South Main Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
GB2615 Snow—United States—Pictorial works.
TD868 Snow removal—United States—Pict…
Added on November  4, 2016

Eleven strangers cross a sloppy street in silence.

Eleven strangers cross a sloppy street in silence.
Big green bollard.

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In East Lansing, Michigan, on March 2nd, 2016, on the east side of South Harrison Road between East Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TR65…
Added on November 30, 2016

Unusually bad logo on a sign with abundant whitespace and soiled cappuccino.

Unusually bad logo on a sign with abundant whitespace and soiled cappuccino.
"I want TINY WORDS, tinier than you've ever put on a sign before, and huge expanses of blank white space," were the instructions to the designer. I think of Quality Dairy flavored coffees everytime I see a piece of dirty plastic.

Gas sure is cheap.

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Added on November 28, 2016

Out for a drive on a dark morning.

Out for a drive on a dark morning.
In East Lansing, Michigan, on March 1st, 2016, on Red Cedar Road east of Chestnut Road, on the campus of Michigan State University.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TE23 Streets—United States—Pictorial works.
GB2615 Snow…
Added on November 11, 2016

RUINED LANDSCAPE of PNC Bank, Valuland, CSL Plasma, Family Dollar, and Jo-Ann Fabrics.

RUINED LANDSCAPE of PNC Bank, Valuland, CSL Plasma, Family Dollar, and Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Formerly these were happy times in a good area. But now these were UNHAPPY TIMES in a BAD AREA, thanks to these INTRACTABLE SNOWPILES.

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In Lansing Charter Township west of Lansing, Michigan, on March 8th, 2015, a stripmall at the…
Added on March 21, 2016

We are all ONE HAIR.

We are all ONE HAIR.
The 'o' of studio and the 'a' of hair are problematic. The sign color is surprising vis-à-vis the building's color scheme. The building is no less attractive than most of the other buildings in the Lansing area.

But this is a celebration of all of us tog…
Added on May  1, 2016

☺☺☺ A shopping centre! ☺☺☺

☺☺☺ A shopping centre! ☺☺☺
The 4 destinations are Dance City West Dance Studio, Alexanian's Central Flooring, Patterson Performance Racing/Sign Solutions, and Z Salon.

According to Google Streetview's memories of July 2011, 5 other bizzes that used to be at Waverly Centre were: Th…
Added on May 12, 2016

Michigan State University delightful young people, cock and balls in the snow, penis and testicles in the snow.

Michigan State University delightful young people, cock and balls in the snow, penis and testicles in the snow.
On the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, on March 2nd, 2015, a view from a pedestrian bridge south of the Main Library.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
N8236.P345 Penis in art.
GT3913.A2 Gra…
Added on August  8, 2016

An evening sav•on drugs and westside digital photo sav-mor.

An evening sav•on drugs and westside digital photo sav-mor.
This is an excellent digital photo of a sav•on drugs and westside digital photo sav-mor in the western suburbs of Lansing.

♫♫ "Sail on, sugar, by the Commodores," I sang. "The siding is dirty but the drugs are clean." ♫♫

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In Delt…
Added on March 26, 2016

Unable to afford the cost of clearing the snow and ice from the parking lot!

Unable to afford the cost of clearing the snow and ice from the parking lot!
It's because of the hardtimes depression in Michigan, not because of the overabundance of auto parts stores in the area.

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In Delta Township west of Lansing, Michigan, on January 25th, 2015, at the southwest corner of West Saginaw…
Added on August 11, 2016

Not to walk out onto that.

Not to walk out onto that.
In the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington on August 27th, 2015, the closure of the "low route" of the Skyline Trail.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
F897.R2 Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)—Pi…
Added on March  1, 2016

Watching an Amtrak from above as a sunset occurs.

Watching an Amtrak from above as a sunset occurs.
"It feels like we're in Russia!" I called out to the passengers as they boarded, and I waved broadly and smiled broadly.

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, on March 18th, 2014, the Ann Arbor Amtrak station as viewed from the north side of t…
Added on July  3, 2016

Here was Cross Creek looking fine in eastern Ohio, some old cold December day.

Here was Cross Creek looking fine in eastern Ohio, some old cold December day.
"UNFORTUNATELY I had to endure some slippery road conditions to get to this bridge," I said grumpily as I took pictures.

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In Fernwood, Ohio, in Cross Creek Township in Jefferson County, on December 19th, 2013, Cross Creek as viewe…
Added on March  9, 2016

The name of this business is Wave Cigarettes, Pyramid Cigarettes, Wings Cigarettes, and Swisher E-Cigarettes.

The name of this business is Wave Cigarettes, Pyramid Cigarettes, Wings Cigarettes, and Swisher E-Cigarettes.
Wave and Pyramid and Wings are the only brands people around here can afford. People switch to e-cigarettes after they're too sick to smoke ordinary cigarettes.

If the empty sign frame ever displays a sign again, that sign will be a vinyl banner tied to…
Added on July 12, 2016

Ronald has been dipping his nose and mouth area into a bowl of ketchup.

Ronald has been dipping his nose and mouth area into a bowl of ketchup.
The sculpture collects pollutants from the air.

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In Berkshire Township in Delaware County, Ohio, on December 17th, 2013, on the grounds of a McDonald's restaurant on the south side of U.S. Route 36 and Ohio Route 37, west of Inter…
Added on May 20, 2016

Forget about egress.

Forget about egress.
I tell people in Michigan, "Michigan is like Russia, right?" and they don't get it. This kind of stuff is what I mean — the widespread absence of good government. No fire marshals!

I'll start saying, "Michigan is like Russia: no fire marshals!"

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Added on December 30, 2015

Got to get you [partially frozen wet sand] into my life!

Got to get you [partially frozen wet sand] into my life!
For this one I was out for a walk on a sandy beach of thawing cookie dough.

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In Ludington State Park in Mason County, Michigan, on March 13th, 2015, along Lake Michigan.

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Library of Congress classification…
Added on December 26, 2015

As a formation shrivels its edges scallop.

As a formation shrivels its edges scallop.
"Typical late winter scenery," I grumbled.

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In Ludington State Park in Mason County, Michigan, on March 13th, 2015, along Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Big Sable River.

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Library of Congress classificat…
Added on January 10, 2016