May 11, 2018
May 9 2018
The top photo is of the inside surface of this side of the dumpster. Eight more photographs of the inside of this dumpster start with The Dumpsters of Oberlin 59 and end with The Dumpsters of Oberlin 66. To see them all, click on the right-facing arrow just above the Responses.
May 7, 2018
Scroll down to see what I think the purpose of these things might be. And if you are curious about the iridescence, look at my reply to Bluebrightly’s comment on yesterday’s post.
The long story about the possible purpose of these things starts with the following two photographs.
I took the photograph of the centaur and its home on the dumpster before walking from the parking lot into the Oberlin Dollar General store. While I was paying for my purchase, one of the store employees came up to me all grins and asked if I was with “the remodel team.” When I conveyed total puzzlement, she went on: “We saw you taking photographs of the dumpster and wondered if you were with the remodel team; this store is about to be remodeled.” And that’s why a dumpster was parked in the parking lot. Try saying with a straight face that you just like to photograph dumpsters. I had to add that I photograph other things, too.
So, back to what beats me. I wonder if these things are used to move everything out of the store while it is being remodeled. I can’t figure out how they would work, but they are another new addition to the parking area of the store. I could have gone back into the store for clarification, starting with, “I just took some pictures of those . . .” Nah, I didn’t think so. Why push my luck.
May 4, 2018
It is tempting to think that all of spring came rushing in to Oberlin Tuesday, when our temperatures soared to the lower 80s. Nearly every tree that possibly can, has burst into bloom. But here and there, as with the vines on the wall marking the back boundary of the library property, progress is a little slower.