Tim Kiser's photos with the cracked blacktop

Gang of young urban ailanthus, unwelcome fireworks display.

Gang of young urban ailanthus, unwelcome fireworks display.
These China-native "tree of heaven" Ailanthus altissima are an Invasive Species of Noxious Weed, and they've been working for years and years on taking over the entire N. American continent, among other continents.

A US editorial cartoonist could work s…
Added on June 14, 2011

Daycare real estate of creative misspellings at sunrise.

Daycare real estate of creative misspellings at sunrise.
Ha ha, to go to the trouble of building a covered porch that size.

The building was carefully designed: See how the white stripe of siding is the same height as the height of the triangle of the porch's roof. That is math, x = x.

Looking at its archite…
Added on December 23, 2012

Perpendicular travelers.

Perpendicular travelers.
The pair of weedened tracks across the parking lot preserves and memorializes the migration route of Ohio's first wave of Amish. They came in buggies.

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In downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio, on August 20th, 2012, along the east side of Fa…
Added on September  7, 2012

Home sweet 304!

Home sweet 304!
West Virginians are proud of 304 and they proclaim the number everyplace as a shorthand expression of identity. I'm able to picture paintmen in cherrypickers, lifted to the tops of pump canopies statewide.

The upside-down apostrophe in "FERGUSON,S TIRE'…
Added on January  2, 2012

A view upon the city of Ashland, Ohio.

A view upon the city of Ashland, Ohio.
I wished that I could wrap my arms around the whole entire thing and bring the city into my care. It's a very pretty city and I liked the areas of cloudlike white swirls and the brick skyscraper.

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In downtown Ashland, Ohio, a vie…
Added on January  4, 2011

I am up here in the sky with Susan Boyle!

I am up here in the sky with Susan Boyle!
My dream is that I shall soar overtop of Susan's billboard and land gently upright atop the roof of the Las Vegas Boulevard EconoLodge. I came close!, and I will keep trying.

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In Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 24th, 2010, a view from…
Added on December  3, 2010

Shine it upon the red paint.

Shine it upon the red paint.
There are the 2 kinds of paved, one atop the other, and each one flush against a wall.

Did the lightpole take a long time to install. One side of it's protected from trucks backing into it but not the other. What does it look like lit up is something I…
Added on October 27, 2010

Some Motel 6 Dubuque Flowers.

Some Motel 6 Dubuque Flowers.
Classily midwestern! Plastically potted in a terra cotta colour, and planted upon the grey-painted sidewalk next to the blacktopped parking lot. The paint disguises the old pittedness of the concrete. Clearly this aint no grave spray.

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Added on September 21, 2010

Old hominess of biz bldg of East Dubuque Illinois. I still believe in downhome.

Old hominess of biz bldg of East Dubuque Illinois.  I still believe in downhome.
I miss gridpaper, I wish there was still a way to buy it.

If you can't imagine yourself walking in and out of either of those doors — daily over the courses of years of your life! — are you missing anything, possibly not.

The propped-up thing on the…
Added on August 30, 2010