Some days on the west side of town are just peachy.
Other days are a tad … dull.
Someone had enough time and energy to attack this Ginkgo tree in Plouffe Park:
Meanwhile, over on Albert Street, where a half-assed multi-user path runs along the north side of the road, these have appeared scattered all along the path:
Some of the posts are steel, like the one shown. Others are chunky 4×4 posts, all about 10′ high. I think the city buys one size of post, digs any depth hole, plants said post, then cuts it off at the desired height. [insert Rob Ford comment here…-ed]. The path is about to become regularized, and regulated. No doubt obvious instructions to users, and probably destined-forever-to-be-ignored “Get off and walk your bike” signs.
Meanwhile, along the same path, the local community association has been lobbying for three years to get no parking signs put up along the grassy strip, to discourage concert goers from parking there. No way, says the City, those signs are too expensive. Instead they put up temporary paper signs during Bluesfest. With Countryfest coming this weekend, I expect we see another invasion of the lawn-parkers. I should put 3-1-1 on speed dial.
But not all is bad, or discouraging. Despite the City’s best efforts to kill off the trees and shrubs along Preston by denying them water, God has intervened: it rained.