Tim Kiser's photos with the November 2014

So green despite it being November.

So green despite it being November.
Are we supposed to call this a tree or a shrub? I do not want to be the one to decide!

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 1st, 2014, on the east side of Shepard Street, north of Stanley Court.

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Added on September 20, 2016

Lamppost twins are double elegance.

Lamppost twins are double elegance.
In Lansing, Michigan, on November 1st, 2014, on Museum Drive, south of East Michigan Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TH7970.L35 Lampposts—Pictorial works.
TK4188 Street lighting—Pictorial works.
NA9053.S7 Street…
Added on December  8, 2016

A 1996 bridge.

A 1996 bridge.
Think of the all of the buildings you know of that were built in the mid-to-late 1990s, and consider your level of trust in the ability of the U.S. construction industry of that era to competently build long-lasting structures that would stand for many de…
Added on October  7, 2015

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.

Likeable plant of likeable river — likeable mullein of likeable Little Kanawha River.
Likeable for so long as you have the capacity to like, that is. Some people don't!

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In Parkersburg, West Virginia, on November 28th, 2014, along the Little Kanawha River on the north side of 1st Avenue.

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Added on February 25, 2016

Very good balustrade.

Very good balustrade.
Vastly improves the building.

I want more of these in front of many different kinds of buildings, in many different kinds of outdoor settings.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 15th, 2014, at the northwest corner of West Saginaw…
Added on September 27, 2015

Ornamental grasses in a sunny wind in mid-November.

Ornamental grasses in a sunny wind in mid-November.
COMFORTABLE URBANITY OF GREAT AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 15th, 2014, on the north side of West Saginaw Street (Michigan Highway M-43), east of Comfort Street.

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Added on September 16, 2015

A dealer!

A dealer!
Here were more of the Lansing Michigan Cityscape Elements to which we had grown accustomed during the time we had been living in Lansing Michigan.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 15th, 2014, outside "Capital City Wireless" at t…
Added on October 22, 2015

Detail from a representation of a blue sun rising from a red ocean into a gray sky.

Detail from a representation of a blue sun rising from a red ocean into a gray sky.
Did you know: Domino's pizzasauce looks like gray paint until the red and orange food coloring are added.

Loved this plastic.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 15th, 2014, on the north side of West Saginaw Street (Michigan Highw…
Added on August 26, 2015

Ruined storefront in oriented strand board.

Ruined storefront in oriented strand board.
Here was the end it came to. "Henderson Glass, Emergency Service" reads the door.

Per the memories of Google Streetview, in September 2008 this was the former Lansing Auto Supply, and in June 2011 it was a medical marijuana dispensary. Gosh!

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Added on September 26, 2015

Arboriculture idea.

Arboriculture idea.
This/these tree/trees is/are attractive.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 15th, 2014, Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) on the south side of West Saginaw Street (Michigan Highway M-43), east of Princeton Avenue.

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Added on August  1, 2015

Nice view of this Admiral this evening.

Nice view of this Admiral this evening.
Sometime I might come up here and put on a little show for people while they pump their gas.

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In Walker, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, an Admiral gas station owned by the Admiral Petroleum Company (headquartered in Coopersvill…
Added on July 24, 2015

Evening plants and electricity beside a railroad in a city in early November.

Evening plants and electricity beside a railroad in a city in early November.
But do not get so excited about the sunny areas that you forget to notice the ruin of sidewalk: It has failed to attract enough pedestrians and is returning to dirt.

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, on the north…
Added on February  2, 2015

The sculpture has improved the area.

The sculpture has improved the area.
Certainly we cannot expect to rely upon the buildings, vehicles, or physical infrastructure of the city of Grand Rapids to be interesting to look at, so I was glad to have a public art object here.

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In downtown Grand Rapids, Michi…
Added on July 16, 2015

I could feel myself becoming easier and easier to please as I took in this scenery.

I could feel myself becoming easier and easier to please as I took in this scenery.
This design of lightpole was thought to be ideal for urban tourism riverfronts of its particular era.

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In downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, the east riverbank of the Grand River as viewed from the north side…
Added on February  1, 2015

Loved these weeds!

Loved these weeds!
"This mix of colors & textures ought to appeal bigtime to various city weeds æsthetes' respective connoisseurships such as mine," I said as I took pictures.

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, along the Oxford Stree…
Added on July  9, 2015

I thought I was hot shit!, being up here looking at this.

I thought I was hot shit!, being up here looking at this.
I'm sorry to call to mind the idea of hot shit, but that's literally what I thought I was. There are Newberry Avenue and the Grand River.

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, Northwest Newberry Avenue as viewed from…
Added on July 13, 2015

Right now it is one quadrillion times more compelling to look at than it will be when it's finished.

Right now it is one quadrillion times more compelling to look at than it will be when it's finished.
I mourned its future appearance as I saw it!

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In Cascade Township, Michigan, on November 2nd, 2014, at the northwest corner of Southeast Kraft Avenue and Southeast 28th Street.

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Library of Congress classif…
Added on December 14, 2014

I did not like this street until I looked at it from up here.

I did not like this street until I looked at it from up here.
Imagine the idea of motorists clamoring to use the Center Turnlane, all along its length, this autumn.

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In Lansing, Michigan, on November 1st, 2014, East Kalamazoo Street as viewed to the east from a pedestrian bridge west of Sout…
Added on November 24, 2014