Wednesday, June 20, 2007

City Bus Windows

City buses come in three configurations:
  • The air conditioning works
  • The AC doesn't work, but you can open the windows
  • The AC doesn't work and none of the windows open
Recently I observed an official personage going through the bus and unscrewing all the window handles so that they would open. It never occurred to me that they might have been locked shut on purpose. But in fact it would be highly unlikely for all of the windows on a bus to be broken at the same time.

PS: the white clover that I described in my last post is all growing back now. It is indomitable.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I Do Not Approve of Lawnmowers

Across the street from my house is a river, and a sort of elongated park runs along the river on both sides. Lately the lawn was absolutely white with masses of white clover, along with some purple clover and some "white" clover that had turned pink. It was very pretty and it smelled good.

But bit by bit, it all got mowed. They missed a couple patches of white clover, and even one stalk of purple clover, but not much. Stupid lawnmowers. The grass wasn't even that tall.

However, I will say that this year there are several clumps of yellow iris growing on the river bank. I don't recall seeing them before -- perhaps they are newly planted. Or perhaps this rainy spring was good for them.