Tim Kiser's photos with the 2011-05-29

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

Keeping drip painting going.

Keeping drip painting going.
It's good!

Look close, the art gets reflected a little bit in the mud puddles in the gravel.

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In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, on the side of "PJ's Lager House" on the north side of Michigan Avenue (U.S. Route 12), east of Brooklyn…
Added on July  7, 2012

This one's called "Going Out Mudding."

This one's called "Going Out Mudding."
Gosh Detroit's inner-city's much-commented-upon reversion to ruralization and countrification continues to continue and continue!, as seen here.

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In downtown Detroit on May 29th, 2011, the site of the former Lafayette Building, er…
Added on April 21, 2012

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory's years' & years' worth of visits from Michigander & Detroitoisie signatories to cactus.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory's years' & years' worth of visits from Michigander & Detroitoisie signatories to cactus.
I asked the Conservatory Attendant if the cactus had gotten trucked in from the edge of an Outer Phoenix housing development or someplace like that — already pre-carved by exurban disaffecteds — but no: It's the Michigan kids who carve up the plant specim…
Added on April 21, 2012

Don't let your peace of mind store happen to you!

Don't let your peace of mind store happen to you!
The illustration of the burglarisation aftermath is a blowup & colourisation of a small black-&-white clipart that I remember seeing in sixteenth-of-a-page advertisements in the back pages of popular mags in the 1960s.

The FREE ESTIMATE sunburst is a b…
Added on April 21, 2012

The favorite thing I like about plaunt conservat'ries is: the glass.

The favorite thing I like about plaunt conservat'ries is: the glass.
Per my having done Internet Research upon the City of Detroit's website, this Conservat'ry was "reconstructed" from 1952 to 1954, so I figure we can guess that the glass probably dates from that time period also?

That's a ton of years' worth of getting…
Added on April 21, 2012

Ol' Brooks'll shred you up like plums on a cheesegrater.

Ol' Brooks'll shred you up like plums on a cheesegrater.
When you think of Brooks, think of people getting sliced up really really bad, just hideously bloodied all over, atrocious skinnings.

Ha ha, "Do you want me to make you a hamburger!," one of my favorite old concertina wire jokes.

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Added on June 14, 2011

Favourite old beloved Frederick Law Olmsted vistas across expansive lagoons of landscape architecture.

Favourite old beloved Frederick Law Olmsted vistas across expansive lagoons of landscape architecture.
I felt that to set my eyes upon his creations was to instantly civilize myself. He carefully arranged for each tree to be reflected in his waters.

The available presence of famous landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted is one of the traits that Detroit sha…
Added on June 14, 2011

Embeddedment of hundreds of rusty bottlecaps in a long and heavy loaf or snake of concrete.

Embeddedment of hundreds of rusty bottlecaps in a long and heavy loaf or snake of concrete.
Idea being, that the separator of the grass from the sidewalk will be likeable public art. It's strong, see?, you can stand on it.

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In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, at the northeast corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Lakewood Stree…
Added on June 14, 2011

I had always cherished the notion that the FDIC is *all of us*, standing strong together, so... huh.

I had always cherished the notion that the FDIC is *all of us*, standing strong together, so... huh.
With a hand on my hip and the other slowly stroking my vandyke, I skeptically considered the strange message. Could it be a prank.

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In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, at the northwest corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Marlborough St…
Added on June 14, 2011