Sunday, March 22, 2009

V0G 1S0

We have only one postbox. This is it. No matter where you are in the area, this is where you mail your letters. It stands in front of the post office, postal code V0G 1S0, where most people drop in each day to pick up their mail.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tree wells

There's a still a lot of snow on the ground, but at the south-facing bases of large trees, reflection of the waxing sun is creating wells.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Community Bulletin Board

Just a stone's throw from the post office, in the geographic and social centre of the village, the community message board gets the word out in an old-fashioned way.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Not-Wet Rock

It's supposed to be an attractive installation at the head of main street, welcoming people to the business core of the village. The Wet Rock.

Mostly it's dry. Especially in the winter, when any water pumped out the top would freeze in an instant.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Donation Store

It's a thrift store without prices. If you see something you like, you take it home, with a cash donation expected/encouraged, but the amount totally up to you. Often people "borrow" items from the donation store for a few days -- puzzles, dishes, skates, board games, costume clothing -- making a nominal donation, so it also functions like a library for "stuff."

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wrapped benches

As the snow melts, we can see the benches again. They've been plastic-wrapped against the snow.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Traffic signal

We are not even a one-traffic-light town. All we have is this little flashing light gracing our main intersection, reminding people to slow down as they drive through on the highway, and those trying to cross the highway on main street to stop and check in case there's actually some traffic driving by.