Day 2: Today we are going to view some local covers. Because I have an online business I'm at the post office on a regular basis. This summer, I stepped out of the van right onto this beauty. Never noticed it before. Clearly it's been there for years. Perhaps I missed it as the parking lot is usually full and I have to park along the curb.
After 18 years of only noticing covers in the big city or while traveling, I became inspired to start photographing my local sightings. There was the epiphany at the post office, then as I drove home through the neighborhood I captured nearly every cover along my path. The postman caught me standing in the street with my phone. He swerved over to inquire whether I was playing Pokemon Go. NOT. Love the rusty patina on the one below - it's 40 feet from my driveway. The one in front of my house is covered in tar and gravel, boo.
Lots of duplicates so I won't show every one. Some only vary by the date stamp. They are a bit like coins, don't you think? Trying to make the point that even the most pedestrian of covers can be cool, especially when you look at them all together. Here they are, from the post office to home, Piscataway, NJ.
Then there's this storm grate....
And just yesterday morning...heading up my street, there was this. A sign. Ha!
As we make our way through the month we will be looking at some really fascinating covers. Friends have shared varieties from their hometowns and while abroad. Some really unique and interesting stuff ahead.
Have a manhole story or want to share your enthusiasm? Chime in below.
See you tomorrow!