I am not a native of Lubbock, nor even of Texas. I was born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana, spent a couple of years living in Glasgow, Scotland, and then landed in Lubbock where I've been ever since. Have a look!

09 May 2007

Looks normal to me.

So I didn't post yesterday because I was flying between Indianapolis and Lubbock. Can't tell you how happy I was to get back. But my trip to Indiana was my inspiration for this post, because the fire hydrants in Greenfield are all different colours. They all also have a reflective strip just below the "lid" (I'm sure there's a proper word for it, but I do not know what it is). But here in Lubbock, the fire hydrants all look like this. At least, I can't think of any I've seen that do not.


Anonymous said...

Our fire hydrants have colored tops. The top color tells the firemen how much water pressure there is at that fire hydrant and how much water they can expect to get from it per minute. Those are reflective beads added to wet paint here. Not sure if they have any other name.

My post today explains about a duck's sexual habits. Not sure if I should label it with an "X" or not.

Su said...

Well, that makes sense. There may be a similar system in play in Greenfield, except that it is the entire hydrant, not just the top, that is painted the different colour.