Tim Kiser's photos with the pink flowers

Doing the balls-of-flowers thing on a plaza.

Doing the balls-of-flowers thing on a plaza.
"Life should be full of strangeness" — well, OK!

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In downtown Adrian, Michigan, on October 25th, 2015, at the "Adrian Farmers Market"/"Adrian Pavilion" on the north side of Toledo Street, east of North Main Street.

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Added on April  1, 2016

An ornamental!, at a nondoor.

An ornamental!, at a nondoor.
Ornamentals are flowers, not ornaments. This is a hollyhock, which is too cute of a word. The distinctive appearance of the lower panel of the nondoor is the result of painting OSB.

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In downtown Ithaca, Michigan, on July 18th, 201…
Added on June 20, 2016

Blooming flowers in downtown Cincinnati in late December.

Blooming flowers in downtown Cincinnati in late December.
"Someybody's been smearing lipstick on that curb," my favorite joke to make about firetruck parking zones.

See the recessed corner area in the shadows back there: Tonight in my dreams I'm going to make that into a merchandise display window by glassing i…
Added on December 13, 2015

Tourist area with flowers and lights.

Tourist area with flowers and lights.
Spend warm summer evenings strolling upon decorative pavers, among ornamental gardenplants.

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In downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, on August 4th, 2012, on the west side of 2nd Street, north of Ann Street. There is the CSX bridg…
Added on December 21, 2013

Exciting doings, topmost excitement for small midwestern cities.

Exciting doings, topmost excitement for small midwestern cities.
This was a big occasion!, about as big as things get for heartlanders in cities this size:

1) Sometime in the past (1980s-90s?), arrangements were made that ideas of simulations of urban-like settings would be installed; and, 2) as a finishing touch, t…
Added on February  1, 2013

"Would I want that in my yard."

"Would I want that in my yard."
This was my Hints From Heloise idea, I submitted it but it never got printed, in my newspaper anyway:

On your next day off, sit down and write out lists sorted into two columns: "Kinds of tree I'd like to have in my yard" vs "Trees I wouldn't have in my…
Added on July  7, 2012

Philadelphia is the "City of Muriels"/"City of Murials" (sp?) and sometimes the ostentatiously feel-good fun-times artworks kind of feel like they're mocking their forlorn surroundings.

Philadelphia is the "City of Muriels"/"City of Murials" (sp?) and sometimes the ostentatiously feel-good fun-times artworks kind of feel like they're mocking their forlorn surroundings.
2 of the juniper's limbs are woefully sagging pompoms. Probably some dogooder or groundscrew's gonna come through and slice off the old dead-&-saggies, to try to make everything alright. But we will be able to remember the times when things were bad, on…
Added on April  4, 2011

Foreground McDonald's parking flowerbed, and ever-threatening encroachment of savage area beyond.

Foreground McDonald's parking flowerbed, and ever-threatening encroachment of savage area beyond.
The pink flowers are pretty. I try to believe in earth-friendliness but the region of bunched-up greenery beyond the guardrail looks kind of gross. The dead trees impart a sickly feel to their vicinity. I keep catching whiffs of spoilage and old dried-…
Added on February  1, 2011

A view upon the public transportation system of the city of Muscatine, Iowa.

A view upon the public transportation system of the city of Muscatine, Iowa.
"MuscaBus" does have a pretty ring to it but were I in charge of naming I'd've probably selected "Buscatine" but hey. But hey y'know? Whatever MuscaBus wants.

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In downtown Muscatine, Iowa, on April 13th, 2010, a MuscaBus bus stop…
Added on September 21, 2010

Windstorms ruin the springtime.

Windstorms ruin the springtime.
I shall never stop being angry @ the spring of 2009, for the premature ruin it brought to the blooming trees. I hope everybody else is as unhappy about it as I am.

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In south Minneapolis on May 13th, 2009, at the northwest corner…
Added on May 16, 2009