Linda at Occasional Scotland asked for a fire hydrant photo. It took me a while yesterday to find a hydrant -- most were still buried. But this one had been properly dug out, probably by the village's bobcat loader, before the most recent snowfall and is therefore still partly visible.
Many towns affix long vertical metal poles to their hydrants, with small yellow octagons at the top, to aid in locating hydrants in the snow. We have few enough hydrants here that I guess the three or four village employees who do the snow-clearing just know where they are.