Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008

I didn't take the camera when I went jogging this morning but I noticed that my "fluffy dinosaurs" now have white bums! They are getting their adult plumage and you can even see where the white cheek patches are going to be.
The construction is still going on. This building has the brick on the other side already.
lot full
The parking lot was full at the old Nepean City Hall today. I asked a parking lot attendant, having never seen them or signs before, what was going on. He told me that was a graduation. Whatever happened to using the gym at school?
wild flowers
This is where the voles hung out in the winter. It is nice to see that they have pretty yellow and purple flowers and tall clover at the back to enjoy. I suppose they'd have to stand on their tippy toes to see it, however.
wild flowers
They've just been mowing a swathe of grass by the path and not the whole thing so far this summer.
new parking meters
And now there are parking meters on this side of Centrepointe! There never were meters before now. I wonder if there was a memo at city hall saying "bonus to any employee who finds new places to put meters."
new parking meters
In the 12 years I have been living here, I've never noticed there was a parking problem that needed meters.


skylark said...

I figured it was only a matter of time before you spotted those meters! I equate parking meters with higher traffic volume. I hope this doesn't mean the city expects volume to increase drastically along Centrepointe with the new home additions. I thought they had a plan to divert it away from the residential part. More likely Mayor Larry is just trying to make a fast buck.

JuliaR said...

I spotted them last week but just haven't blogged until now! I am betting it is all about the money.

bikerider said...

250 new dwelling units means 500 - 1000 more residents and that will mean, I'd guess, about 300 more cars on that part of the loop. If you've ever been to Thorbury (just north of Hemmingwood) and seen the number of cars parked all over the place (like two cars in front of each garage and more on the street)you'll appreciate how many more cars will be parked all over the place, unless they're discouraged via meters and such.

And we're never going to get a seat at the pub again, either! :)

JuliaR said...

Just what we need - more cars! Ack.
We'll have to get some brass plates with our names on them and affix them to two barstools at Marshy's. All the newbies will want to sit at tables anyway.