Hydrants Post #2 (and shout out to EQUINOXIO blogger)

Hello Readers,

Have I mentioned that it feels so great to be back into a little bit of a blog groove?

Well it does.

And one idea that has been in my blogging folder is a post about hydrants.

My first post about hydrants is here – and it came when I was counting down the year 2019 and thinking about Bushboy when all the fires hit Australia. Thinking of bushboy again this week – sending well wishes his way! And also thinking of a different Brian, the one from EQUINOXIO (here) – the funny thing is, he is more of a street photographer and family history buff than a hydrant poster – but we make connections in our own way, right?

So Today’s post is a bit of a shout out to my amigo, Equinoxio (his latest street photography post is here), because he reminds me of how each blogger brings their unique flair to the blogosphere – and how we make friends that become a part of our everyday life  – their essence can travel with us. 

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Equinoxio shared who it was that inspired his hydrant photos – it was the artist blogger over at Bulan Lifestyle who sketches hydrants – here is a sample of their wonderful work 

https://bulanlifestyle.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/groovy-candy-70s-vibe/

 

Now – for my second hydrant post, I have five for today: 

This one is in “sight-seeing” mode looking out over Pittsburg
This hydrant reminds me of “stable Mable” or steady Eddy” –  strong and anchored – doing its thing – and has been for a while.

 

This hydrant reminds me of youth and strength. The hydrant feels a little newer than some of the others – and it has that fresh paint and solid feel. In a way, it reminds me of our new older Lab puppy, Elway.  Strong, young, ready.

 

This one reminds me of “old school and classic” – the red and the shape have a traditional feel.  I sorta like the composition (a “Snap the whip” color scheme- and this photo was snapped so quickly I only saw the “green and red” details later). The red and green are complements and so that adds contrast – but also – the sections here interest. This huge green in the middle with the hydrant front and right in our face. Then the houses, with those small balconies – are far to the back and smallest — yet they represent the life and the people inhabiting this area. In a way, this photo reminded me of how we live life in the simplest of terms – on this lush earth and doing our thing – and often we really do not think too much about some of the mishaps that will come – yet we are ready! Prepared as we have learned from past experiences – you know – there were devastating fires when there were not these USEFUL hydrants strategically placed in neighborhoods.  And maybe we can all find some hope in what can come from the current pandemic – lessons learned and fortifications in place later. 
Last hydrant for today’s post. This one brings a smile because of the heart on the ground – which I saw later – I was first drawn to this hydrant because of setting and that blue in the top of the hydrant (and note that the blue seems to have harmony with the cloud segments upper left and a bit upper right).   This hydrant seems to say, “Hey, I FIT here – I am happy belong here, just doing what I do.” And this is how all of us should feel with our blog – find our fit – bring the essence of you – we need that – and you do too. 🙂 

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28 thoughts on “Hydrants Post #2 (and shout out to EQUINOXIO blogger)

    1. Oh wow – never heard of anyone collecting these – but Have seen street lights and street lamp posts – but how cool to have an old hydrant or two (and I bet they are very heavy)

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  1. They are fascinating items you can spot on the streets. Like you observe, they have personalities too. I think phone boots and public phones (too bad they are not around anymore these days) used to have personalities too.

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    1. Oh YC – I totally agree about the phone booths and public phone booths – they had one phone booth left in gas station across town form where I live – and the day I finally went to get some photos – they tore everything down (and now a 7-11 is there)

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  2. Welcome back, Yvette, I just now checked out Bushboy’s blog and I became lost in all of the amazing photos. You are right, on how it is fun to follow everyone’s unique flair. I love your phrase “their essence can travel with us.” I will now never look at a hydrant the same. I do think many around here are uniform. My granddaughter and I did a mini research learning about fire hydrants on You-tube last year. It was interesting for both of us.

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  3. Yvette, lovely photos of the fire hydrants! I was fascinated with them when I was in America as in the UK they don’t exist – and I’m not sure where the water comes for the fire engines! Think some research is needed on the topic!

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    1. Hi Annika, I am curious to hear what you discover when you check it out – and I think in some countries the water access is in a building side or in a block kind of platform.
      And I have some unusual ones from the DC area to share later
      thanks for the visit

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    1. I have another one coming – maybe two more – but not for a bit – I will link you when I get to them – wishing you a wonderful weekend as well – and glad we are blog friends – ttyl

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      1. Glad too, my friend. U 2 have a nice week-end. We are very excited: rented a house 2 hours away from the city and we’re going there with all the family, daughters, son-in-law and grandkids. A week of much needed break.

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