Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dino Hospital

Today at Club a little girl asked if she could leave her painting of a dinosaur egg overnight in the computer lab "to heal." She sounded very sure of herself. First I asked her if she meant "to hatch." No. Then I asked her if she meant "to dry." No. Apparently, the dinosaur egg had been hurt inside its mother's stomach and it needed a night in the lab to heal before she could take it home. It's sitting there right now. Hopefully on the mend.

(That snippet above is all I could fit in the scanner. I wish you could see the whole thing. I kind of want to keep it.)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Rutland Walking Tour

Some more photos from Rutland, taken on the 1st. It was raining, so I didn't get much that day.

I walked up a very long hill in the rain to take this. And it's terrible. I live just to the left of that church.

A barn in the middle of town. Yes, we're that awesome.

One of the many creeks that flow through town, and in most cases, under town.

A house damaged by the storm last spring.

I'd take it.

Reminded me of Catfish Haven.

The Catholics!

More shopping carts! Just a block away from my apt actually. This one was so sad it couldn't even support itself, relying on the "No Parking" sign to stay upright.

Rutland Walkabout

My afternoon walk that took literally all afternoon. Basically I walked a bajillion miles. And took a bajillion photos. And guess what? Bajillion isn't in spell check. What a loser that Spellcheck is! Ha! Ha! Ha!

The shopping cart with the bike lock. I swear that's how I found it.

Unsecured shopping carts! Quick, someone call the police!

East Creek. Or Otter Creek. Or neither.

The River Street Bridge. I think kids smoke pot down here.

Me trying to be very modern.

It's Jesus! Or someone almost as holy!

The Harry Potter House, aka, my future homestead.

A stream of mucky water.

Rutland's version of Freedom Farm.

What service do you think they canceled?

East Creek again, further upstream -- a waterfall!

A spooky Darma station near the falls.

The falls from the opposite side of the creek -- now with more Railroad Bridge!

What does it mean!?!

A one hundred year old rock erected by the Daughters of the Revolution.

A one hundred year old society erected by Italians.

The Green Mountains. Possibly Pico and Killington.

Beautiful Rutland!

Olde Rutland!

Abandoned Rutland!

Seriously, someone needs to tell me what this building was used for.

I hopped a fence to get these pics. It felt like Beirut or something.


The future spot of Warehouse Jonny's Used Book Emporium.

More carts on the other side of town.

I don't have a clue. Deloreans?

The furniture store used to be a Montgomery Ward. History is awesome!

This store no longer exists. But the sign is still cool.