Tim Kiser's photos with the May 2011

Laughter at the idea of SUVs in parking lots giving horny erections to men.

Laughter at the idea of SUVs in parking lots giving horny erections to men.
Also this style of tree produces too many twigs in my opinion.

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 3rd, 2011, on the south side of University Avenue, west of Hamline Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification…
Added on December 13, 2013

Chainlink fenceroll for splitting the sidewalk.

Chainlink fenceroll for splitting the sidewalk.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 3rd, 2011, at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Albert Street, during construction of the Central Corridor/Green Line light rail line.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TH9732 Wi…
Added on December 12, 2013

1145 is trying to fit various rigidly flat metal panels into a setting of gentle swoops of rounded corners.

1145 is trying to fit various rigidly flat metal panels into a setting of gentle swoops of rounded corners.
I chopped off the Scrubbing Bubble part of the picture because I figured we've all of us already seen all of the drawings of Scrubbing Bubbles anthropomorphs that we're ever going to need to see probably.

Me, I am bored with all of the Scrubbing Bubble…
Added on June 14, 2011

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

Do not keep us waiting for nightfall!

Do not keep us waiting for nightfall!
The anti-touch-the-light grille would look silly if the light weren't lit up, to thereby evince the necessity of the grille: Clearly the hot electric needs to not be touching the treetrunk.

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In downtown Minneapolis on May 8th, 20…
Added on July 23, 2011

My visit to an intersection one evening.

My visit to an intersection one evening.
Yellow is the rarest of all traffic light colours. "DON'T GRIDLOCK Please" signs are too uncommon in cities generally.

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In downtown Pittsburgh on May 23rd, 2011, a traffic signal at the northeast corner of Ross Street and 2nd Avenu…
Added on December 25, 2012

Favorite wall to park in front of.

Favorite wall to park in front of.
Well that's certainly a dramatic setting isn't it. I feel like it ought to be a famous location and/or a tourist draw.

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In downtown Pittsburgh on May 23rd, 2011, a parking lot at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Penn Avenue…
Added on January  3, 2013

Recognizable as Pittsburgh dirt.

Recognizable as Pittsburgh dirt.
Different cities' dirts express different makeups of character. Why not go outside presently?, and dig up a pile of your city's dirt, and look at it. Compare it to pictures you've seen of dirt from Pasadena or Saginaw or Enid or Montgomery.

Pedogenesis…
Added on September 28, 2012

"Still the same," downtown Pittsburgh.

"Still the same," downtown Pittsburgh.
Sidewalks so absurdly narrow it gets me laughing, such a ridiculous trick to play on pedestrians.

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In downtown Pittsburgh on May 23rd, 2011, a view from the north side of Forbes Avenue between Diamond Street and Ross Street. The…
Added on September 19, 2012

Tourists at a dinosaur. A flagpole and a diplodocus.

Tourists at a dinosaur.  A flagpole and a diplodocus.
Mainly what I was trying to get a picture of was the good job the flagpole was doing of continuing the line established by the foreground shadow. The shadow and the flagpole conjoin at an invisible imaginary point someplace near the diplodocus's hind leg…
Added on September 12, 2012

Pizzazz, charisma of wall of downtown Pittsburgh.

Pizzazz, charisma of wall of downtown Pittsburgh.
It's one of the most-beloved and frequently-photographed walls in all Pittsburgh, but apparently the wall hasn't got an official name? No "Streaks of Something Memorial Wall" nor etc.

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In downtown Pittsburgh on May 23rd, 2011, a…
Added on September 27, 2012

Your destination for barn fun in literally all conceivable varieties.

Your destination for barn fun in literally all conceivable varieties.
The name of the font is "Funfont." The green and white are intended to validate people's enthusiasms for nearby Ohio University.

Boy that concrete pavement's sure pitted aint it.

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Southeast of Nelsonville, Ohio, on May 30th, 2…
Added on August 11, 2012

Walking 'round a corner.

Walking 'round a corner.
Ordinarily upon seeing an overhang without a hanging flowerbasket I would suggest that maybe it would be nice to see a hanging flowerbasket hanging from the overhang, but perhaps in this instance that would interrupt the winsome simplemindedness of this d…
Added on August 11, 2012

Heavy application of foam sealant here.

Heavy application of foam sealant here.
Boy someone's been partyin!

The foam sealant blends in visually with woodland settings better than you might expect it would, because it somewhat resembles an approximation of fungi.

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In Ypsilanti, Michigan, on May 27th, 2011, a…
Added on July  7, 2012

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

The North Fork [of the] Hughes River, which maybe some people have noticed shown as a squiggly blue line on their maps of West Virginia.

The North Fork [of the] Hughes River, which maybe some people have noticed shown as a squiggly blue line on their maps of West Virginia.
Yes the fog was pretty to look at that morning but the attention I want to bring is to the area of riverbank at the lower right -- the somewhat-indistinctly-edged soft and muddy area with the small-leafed plants growing on it, down there at the lower righ…
Added on July  7, 2012

A view from one of the self-guided interpretive trails (the "Embankment Trail") at the Joe Louis Arena National Historic Site in Detroit.

A view from one of the self-guided interpretive trails (the "Embankment Trail") at the Joe Louis Arena National Historic Site in Detroit.
The only thing I could think of that might have improved the scenery is maybe some dandelions.

I felt that the interpretive panels were maybe a bit too rah-rah re the history of the rise of bigrig transport in the U.S., but hey that's Detroit I guess huh…
Added on May 13, 2012

Asphalt sheet siding of strips of fanciful bricklook, with 4 ventilations, 2 available parking spots, a Television Dish.

Asphalt sheet siding of strips of fanciful bricklook, with 4 ventilations, 2 available parking spots, a Television Dish.
It's a view upon a long-dead family's long-ago afternoon of licking-and-sticking sheets of bricklook, a modern advancement in claddings that they chose to trust would suit them well enough. They're all long dead.

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In downtown Mar…
Added on April 21, 2012