Stuff around town I had never noticed before:
Geology’s timepiece: The banks of the Clear Fork reveal alternating layers of limestone rock and soft soil. I had never noticed that as rainfall washes down a bank, it erodes areas of the soft soil in the shape of, alternately, an inverted pyramid and a pyramid. Layers of limestone form the top, waist, and bottom of an hourglass.
I have passed Ed Merchant’s Rox-Ex building (1941) on Vaughn Boulevard many times but had never noticed the art deco topknot at the roof.
Oakwood Cemetery has a wooden tombstone.
Birdville Cemetery has a hitching post.
“Play a few bars of Freight Train Boogie”: Just after noon at this time of year the railroad ties on the Santa Fe bridge over Trail Lake Drive cast a piano keyboard shadow.