Saturday, December 11, 2010
What happened was that metal thieves stole the aluminum from the window manufacturer that was supposed to be used in the window frames. The manufacturer had to re-order it. Since no one can afford to hold any inventory any more, the custom-made aluminum had to be redone (and probably shipped here on a slow boat from you-know-where). Of course with no windows the building was open to the weather, so the interior finishing work could not begin. Also as it turns out, the flashing could not be installed without the windows; and the design specified that the flashing had to be installed before the roof could be finished. So now that the windows are finally here, things can proceed.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The biggest real business in Quincy is the Sierra Pacific mill. Among other things, they operate a co-generation facility to convert waste biomass to electricity.
On weekends those in the community can "contribute" their yard waste to the co-generator as well. To give those readers who actually live in urbanity a glimpse inside, these photos were taken over the last several months while driving through their log deck to or from the yard-waste drop-off point.
Monday, November 8, 2010
The local ursae (bears) have been coming into town for several months to fatten up on fruit (and un-secured garbage). Now about all that's available is the remainder of a good apple season. A week ago one ambled through our backyard late in the evening on the way to our neighbor's apple tree passing silently just six or eight feet from my wife. Both were surprised and hastily departed in opposite directions without incident.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Photographers visit every day in early autumn to capture some photons; but Friday afternoon in addition, oil met canvas.
See more of her work on her website.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here is the link to this year's day-by-day snapshots of the famous "Judge Thieler Tree" near the heart of beautiful downtown Quincy. By the way Leaf-peepers, it is a Sugar Maple, not a Norway maple! Also, many thanks to BlackOakNaturalist for my use of his photo above. His camera is much much much better than the puny cellphone I use to take the daily snapshot.
If you want to compare with last year, 2009 is here.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Margaret Garcia wrote the application, and after you have voted, you should click over to her blog, Tales of a Sierra Madre, to read her latest poems and essays. (Note to readers, her blog does not have a full RSS feed, so in a reader you only see the first few lines of poetry all smashed together, so you actually need to visit the site.) As a rule I object to partial feeds (read why here), but I think her work is worth the extra click.
I know that this post skirts the edge of the Ad-Free Blog logo on the left. Think of this as an ad for Q-topia rather than the book. I can't say that I am a huge fan of Ariana Huffington, but she is clearly in the vanguard of challenging the entrenched old media establishment in what I consider a fundamentally positive way. Even though I may or may not agree with everything she says, I do listen to her point of view.
Thanks for your votes! Wish us luck!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Even on a holiday weekend Saturday afternoon it's unusual to have car-less person-less moment in front of the QNF Coop (but there are patrons inside).
Frequent visitors to the Urbanity blogs may notice the flag meme. Other readers may recognize the sunflowers that the BlackOakNaturalist occasionally features, as he did on the same day this photo was taken. To learn a little something about sunflower flowers, read this. Thanks Joe.