Ain't that the cutest little hot dog you've ever seen? It isn't my grand-doggie Lucy, but it sure looks like her!
I have always liked anything with a herringbone pattern, and this sidewalk, found along the perimeter of our NC Governor's Mansion, is no exception. This is one of the few small areas without upward eruptions and missing bricks, probably caused by tree roots and frost. I think they had better hurry up and repair the sidewalk (no matter what the economy) or they'll likely have a lawsuit on their hands!
This is the wall behind my computer desk. Isn't it yucky? If you have ever entertained the idea of installing cork squares on a wall in your home, I have one word for you:
Some of those "scuff" marks are where I filled thumbtack and nail holes and the rest are the residue of the double-sided tape used to hold the cork boards. They are impossible to remove, so I will have to sand them off. That will take forever, I fear. Unfortunately, I had originally put up 16 squares, and each one required 4 tabs of tape. When those began failing, I nailed them in. That was my second mistake, and now I am reaping the error of my ways.
More lichen, by which I am fascinated. I love its gray-green color and the "ruffles".