Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
I was expecting to see a few dogs hanging out around the hydrants:-) In my part of the world red hydrants are a no, no. Yellow is the choice of colour... except when they become art like this one
Thought most hydrants were red. Interesting that your area has yellow hydrants, but I've seen hydrants in many colors.
No snow here?
These hydrants were photographed a few weeks ago just before snow fell.
The first one is spectacular - a never seen before and therefore unknown specimen. You know what I am going to ask now?;-)Any additional info about this one?
I didn't have any information about that hydrant, but the Web is a wonderful thing. It is a Kennedy indicator valve which controls the standpipe. To see a pdf file of drawings and description of that value see: http://www.kennedyvalve.com/pdf/wall-posts.pdf
Ah. Thank you!Interesting that valve and standpipe are separated. Though I think I have seen this with modern installations at airports, too.Btw - did I ever mentioned this:http://www.firehydrant.org/
Different hydrants for different dogs. That's very nice.
Yup, some of us dogs are attracted to certain hydrants, but not others.
Hmm, I wonder what the deal it.