Look who’s chilling on my gas pump! [praying mantis] [photo]
Installation underway for large fish sculptures in this city rain garden, a project paid for by the now defunct Percent for Art program. [photo] Sculpture Joshua Wiener is working on site. [photo] Also here are Bob Miller and John Kotarski of the city’s public art commission, WEMU reporter Andy Cluley, landscape architect Patrick Judd of Conservation Design Forum, and Jerry Hancock, the city’s stormwater and floodplain programs coordinator. [photo] [photo]
Conversation at outdoor tables at The Ravens Club concerns the outcome of the recent mayoral primary, and the likelihood that the winner of the Democratic Party nomination will be the next mayor. Brief back and forth establishes that neither can remember who the Republican nominee is. [In fact, no Republican is running.] There’s also apparently no awareness that Bryan Kelly will appear on the ballot as an independent.
A crowd gathered at the farmers market for a memorial service for Michael Jennings, described in his obituary as an “unabashed Ann Arborite.”
Republic parking staff driving a motorized cart down the sidewalk.
Boersma Travel has moved out of Nickels Arcade [photo]
Biggby coffee “coming soon” 709 Packard at State.
Road construction makes pedestrian crossing challenging, despite the signage. [photo]
Three Ann Arbor police department cars, one state trooper arresting three folks, searching van: [photo]
Campaign yard sign: “VOTE NO on the Kennedy/Scott Move to California” Fine print: “Paid for by Ypsilantians for a Crying-Free Tomorrow” [photo]
Showdown in the sandbox. [photo]
A sheet hung between two trees, plus a cookout in progress, means it’s outdoor movie night at the house across from the YMCA.
At this polling station, precinct chair John Wiseman is wearing a message on his shirt that reflects his science background: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.” [photo]
Wildlife have emerged from their storm sewer homes…to head to the polls? [photo]
Ann Arbor parks have their ducks in a row. [photo]
Friendly foursome from Madison, Wisc. in town for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). They are complimentary of Ann Arbor as a town. We received a token of their esteem – a pin for their Local 159. [photo]
A deer popped out for a visit on Depot Street! Luckily, he quickly turned away and ran back towards Argo Pond area.
What the crap are they building in front of Pioneer High school? On bare dirt, no less! [photo]
Around 6:30 this morning, along with the usual tank-cars and ordinary-looking freight cars, there were number of flat train cars heading south with military equipment including numerous tanks with turrets and various related vehicles, something we have never noticed on this railway line before.
This should perhaps be filed under Stopped.Listened. I wonder if any readers can identify this sound: [.mp3 of a democratic sound]