Pictures and a controversial video.
Anybody who has spent any time with me in person knows what a shutterbug I am. Wherever I go I'm always taking pictures! Sometimes I tie them together under a common theme, like in yesterday's entry which used a variety of pictures taken at various times and united them by their relation to the Norwottock Rail Trail. Some photos however, are worth putting up but pretty much stand alone. As I continue to clear out my camera to create some memory storage room, here are a sampling of those kinds of photos.
I like how my neighbor got all psychedelic with his trash can in Amherst.
Another neighbor's mailbox might have been meant to be pretty in pink, except in its current condition it would more accurately be dubbed pathetic in pink.
This weird message appeared recently on the crosswalk at North Prospect Street. What could it possibly mean?
Amherst's French restaurant had this to say on its blackboard last weekend.
This Amherst gallery is selling a gorgeous painting of the Pioneer Valley as it appeared in olden times.
My neighbor's house was built in 1750.
Today UMass is considered the center of the Amherst universe, but we forget that there are many things in town that predate the University.
Speaking of UMass, for some mysterious reason the grounds crew tore out all the bushes in front of the Goodell building, thereby exposing this previously hidden engraving revealing the building's age.
Some video has surfaced of the Andrew Card honorary degree ceremony last June at UMass that is quite disturbing in a number of ways. For one, the rudeness of the reception he received is unforgivable. No matter what you think of the man's politics, no one deserves to be treated that way while a guest of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On the other hand, it's sort of creepy how the cops were filming the audience. Where will that footage end up and what will be done with it?