city summer

I’m back online after being internet-less for several days. Dark times.

It’s been hot and humid. Last Thursday I was walking down a new-to-me street and saw that some people had opened a fire hydrant which was gushing across the road. The day before I had seen some boys running under the spray from a hydrant and I’d been too shy to take a picture.

This time I resolved to be bold. A woman called out that there was a motorcycle that couldn’t pass without being soaked. Just as this big guy sat on the hydrant to contain the water I caught his eye and made the international sign of picture snapping while raising my eyebrows in query.

He smiled, and posed, and just as I was about to put away the camera he called out “Show me!” and then “You go, girl!” when I showed him the display.

8 Responses to “city summer”

  1. thenextstopwillbe Says:

    that’s an awesome story and an even better pic!

  2. Ellen Says:

    Have you seen the attachment the fire department gives to block parties that makes a big shower-like spray??

  3. Wendy Says:

    I love this…makes me smile 🙂

  4. Julia Says:

    That’s a great picture! You’ve really captured the moment.I’m trying to imagine how warm it must be.There’s been lots of puddles on the roads here ….but all caused by rain !

  5. stephanie Says:

    This is the most awesome picture I have seen all week.

  6. jude Says:

    you *do* go girl!

  7. eliza Says:

    oh! So great!

    I used to play in hydrants (and fountains) as a kid. What better thing to do as a kid in the hot city!?

  8. Barb Says:

    Happy human interaction is the best! …and…I was getting the message “undeliverable” often earlier in the week and was becoming quite despondent. Do I REALLY need e-mail that much??? hmmmm…

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