Monday, October 18, 2010

playing in the suburbs



































I'm always happy to see signs like this as a reminder to people to slow down as they enter a neighborhood. I often wonder why the speed limit is 30 mph in a residential area as opposed to say 15 or 20. if you think about it, a car moving at 30mph can do a lot of damage. speaking of damage, yesterday a plane crashed  in east farmingdale about a mile away from where I live. sadly one person was killed. it could have been a lot worse since many planes flying in and out of republic airport fly directly over our community.
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased as well as the other three passengers of the plane, who are all hospitalized with serious injuries. 

life is fleeting and uncertain, please take time to slow down and just be.
this post is a part of mellow yellow monday, a nice place to visit when you need a break from reality.

16 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, that's so sad about the plane.
The sign, however, is great.
My brother and his wife and many of their neighbors have their own signs they put at the ends of their driveways. Lots of laughter about "our slow children playing" but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Kay, Alberta

Liz said...

Wonderful capture. I'm sorry to hear about the plane crash.

Bibi said...

This sign tells people to go slowly, but look at that kid sprinting into the street! :)

Yes, I read about the plane that crashed. Sad...

nuts said...

sad to hear about the news in plane crash.. :(

Marlene said...

Lovely picture, the fall leaves are amazing. Our residential neighborhoods are 25 mph here in Oregon and 20 mph in school zones. But you can still do damage at 25 mph. Several years ago I had a boy dart out in front of me on his bike and was doing the speed limit. I could not stop in time and hit him. He suffered a broken leg and I was upset for weeks (still bothers me when I think about it).

Dianne said...

the color of the tree and all the leaves on the ground make such a pretty setting
people drive way too fast around here on narrow streets full of children playing

Hearts content said...

I love the Fall background in your picture, though the sign is quite dangerous.

Home Sweet Home said...

I'm sorry to hear about the crash and one of the person in the plane got killed in your area. Life is too uncertain indeed.

lina@home sweet home said...

So sad to know about the plane crash. It's a great sign, a warning to lower your car speed...

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come and see my Mellow Yellow post when you have time. Thank you and have a nice day!

Daryl said...

Gorgeous colors ...

Lesley said...

this is one of the more detailed pictograms I've seen in a street sign!

a plane crash is indeed a horrifying event.

Irene said...

Sad story. May God rest the dead and heal the alive and all the families.
I love the fallen leaves all around the sign.

Helena said...

Beautiful photo! The news about the plane crash is very sad indeed.

Ming the Merciless said...

This photo looks similar to the street on my block in Bangor, Maine. :)

gemini said...

Think i have to place a sign on my desk to remind me to slow down some times.Great post!