This is a tactile warning device, also-known-as truncated domes. Truncated domes are a much better description since they actually are domes with their tops cut flat. They are meant to be a warning to anyone stepping on them or rolling over them that they are about to enter a street or parking lot.
However, the word tactile means a sense of touch. Unless you are down on your hands and knees, running your hands across the truncated domes, you’re actually feeling them (through your feet or bottom), not touching them. So the phrase “tactile warning device” is not entirely accurate. I just thought you ought to know.
It’s no secret that I love photographing dandelions. Their vibrant color, unique flower
This is a photo from a couple of years ago that I’ve ressurected from the depths of my Flickr account. I used natural early morning light through a window to give this photo a really neat low-key effect.
There’s a lot of construction in my neighborhood right now as house lots are getting built up. As I was walking one day, I saw this little skid loader posing for me in the middle of the street. Not wanting to offend it, I took this picture and promised to send a copy via email.
I found this guy taking his time and enjoying lunch. I don’t think he trusted me though because he kept four eyes on me the whole time.