Posts Tagged ‘Home construction’

Fall makes for a pretty good time to get some nice sunrise shots of Calgary and area’s new ‘burbs, as people inside all of those houses are on the cusp of getting ready for the day, opening their curtains greeting the morning sky… and the incoming construction noise and traffic.

Thanks to those of you who have taken a genuine interest in my insider’s look at outward growth as it happens and enjoyed my previous entries in this series.

If you’ve missed them, here are entries one and two.

This newest collection was taken over the course of late summer and early fall.

Rural meets suburban on the edge of Silverado in the southwest as acreage properties loom beyond the lots where luxury homes will soon be built.

Rural meets suburban on the edge of Silverado in the southwest as acreage properties loom beyond the lots where luxury homes will soon be built.

Welcome to Redstone, Skyview Ranch's neighbouring subdivision in the northeast. Parent walks child to (presumably) the school bus stop in a mainly-finished street. Pardon the pixelation; this was shot with night setting.

Welcome to Redstone, Skyview Ranch’s neighbouring community in the northeast. Parent walks child to (presumably) the school bus stop in a mainly-finished street. Pardon the pixelation; this was shot with night setting.

The moon sets in the southeast community of Mahogany on a row of lived-in houses still landing for their landscaping to be done and their garages built. At least Canada Post seems quick to keep up, though.

The moon sets in the southeast community of Mahogany on a row of lived-in houses still waiting for their landscaping to be done and their garages built. At least Canada Post seems quick to keep up, though.

Ummm... does building on a hill count as upward growth? Earth movers at work in our fastest-growing community of Evanston in the northwest.

Ummm… does building on a hill count as upward growth? Earth movers at work in our fastest-growing community of Evanston in the northwest.

A fleet of parked earth movers, likely due to servicing rest in Mahogany with the South Health Campus looming nearby.

Two earth movers drive to their destination while a fleet is parked beyond, likely due to servicing, in Mahogany as the South Health Campus looms nearby.

Auburn Bay in the southeast can serve as a good example of how challenging it can be to make out the downtown skyline from so far away. You may need to squint...

Auburn Bay in the southeast can serve as a good example of how challenging it can be to make out the downtown skyline in a cell phone picture from so far away. You may need to squint…

Another said example.

Another said example…

...But it's not hard to make out the lovely reflections in the water on a calm morning at Auburn Bay's lake.

…But it’s not hard to make out the lovely reflections in the water on a calm morning at Auburn Bay’s lake.

According to this panel of Pink Wood installed on a house's side at Ranchers' Rise in Okotoks, it's, well... Pink Wood, a type that's treated to help reduce flame spread in event of a fire, as well as help with mildew resistance.

According to this panel of Pink Wood installed on a house’s side at Ranchers’ Rise in Okotoks, it’s, well… Pink Wood, a type that’s treated to help reduce flame spread in event of a fire, as well as help with mildew resistance.

Good morning, Langdon.

Good morning, Langdon.

 

falldownfunny

“WARNING: Falling construction workers may shout very naughty words.”

I can only imagine the designer of this home builder’s fall-hazard warning sheet was smiling to him/herself in sweet satisfaction that the speech bubble full of symbols made it all the way to being taped onto the doors of every job site. It’s probably a similar feeling to what a reporter feels when an exclamation mark s/he slipped inside a story made it through copy desk.

kockdrywall

Yes, this is apparently a real business card for a real crew.

Have to admire the clever, self-deprecating and somewhat-racy slogan. Never met them, but according to a few regulars at my blue-collar sports pub, they’re seen knocking back cold ones there once in a while and it really is the owner’s actual last name. I just hope Mr. Kock took the teasing in school (he just had to have dealt with some) with humourous stride in the same way he carries his brand.

gascaptail

Every so often, I work in a reno, or a job site that’s next door to a finished and lived-in home. Whether it’s their parking lot or their living room, I see snapshots of total strangers’ personalities that one can only see when you’re at their homes.

This was taken in High River. Either this driver’s not shy to share his/her quirky humour with fellow motorists, or Garfield’s developed a tragic addiction to huffing. Likely the former.

Click here for Part 1: Adventures in copy writing