Friday, September 25, 2020

Observations Around Town

 

Here is a selection of observations I've made around town lately.  One day while driving on central avenue I saw this fire truck stopped at one of the light rail stations.  I couldn't tell what was wrong but I'm guessing a passenger had some type of emergency.


Above we have one of the many road construction delays I encountered a week ago.  At least I got to see that they were doing a good job of laying down the asphalt. 

To the left is a cell phone tower posing as a pine tree.  I've seen several around town that are disguised as palm trees or saguaro cacti but I think this is the first pine tree I've seen.
























And here we have a very happy mailbox that I recently saw in front of a home  on the slopes of Camelback Mountain.  It looks happy to get both bills and junk mail.  I hope it gets a few greeting cards from time to time.


14 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Love the mailbox! I've seen those "pine tree" cell towers elsewhere in the states and also in South Africa (of all places). They don't look like very convincing trees. I'm not sure it's a big improvement on a plain ol' cell tower.

biebkriebels said...

Thosw pine tree cell towers are very special. I like the idea!

Travel said...

The mailbox and cell tower, the routine things in life need not be boring.

Andy said...

Very nice variety today Sharon.

RedPat said...

I imagine the poor mailbox isn't as busy as it used to be!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is that really a fake tree there Sharon? Well I never! If it is, what a good way to hide the cell phone business!

Karl said...

I've never seen such a pine tree, and we have many pine trees here... ;-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've seen many palm trees and pine trees, but a saguaro cell tower? That would be fun to see!

William Kendall said...

The fire truck looks quite similar to ours.

bill said...

I never heard of trees becoming cell towers, what a neat idea. I love the mailbox, it brings a smile to me. :)

Revrunner said...

There's just no way you're going to fake me out with that cell tower. :-)

Gemel said...

Can't imagine that is very good for the pine tree.
Quite awful really.

Love that letterbox.

Kay said...

I like that happy mailbox. But I've yet to see a cell tower "pine tree" that looks like anything but a big fake. I hope the palms or saguaros are more successful.

Susie of Arabia said...

We have the palm tree cell towers here in Saudi Arabia too. I've seen the cactus ones in Arizona before but I've never seen pine tree ones. I think it's a great idea and mimicking nature is way better than just a plain old ugly pole. Cute mailbox.