Polygons and almost polygons

(A distraction from Wednesday’s horrifying news.)

The only bike related thing in this post is that I have been sticking to my new year’s resolution for biking: No biking in inclement weather.

For some this isn’t bad weather, at least not by Vermont or Minnesota standards. The daytime temperature hovers around freezing and yesterday we had our first big (again relative) snowfall. I’m not cycling but I am walking. I am also still trying to find polygons for you. I have found plenty of boring rectangles, like windows, but am struggling to find something more interesting.

Here are a few samples of things that might be called polygons or might almost be called polygons if they didn’t have those curves.

A snowy fence, with legitimate polygons I’d say
A colorful wall and sign with pie wedges, a circle … and are those arrows pentagons?
A water wheel coated in ice where different shapes abound

The featured image on top is our street with the utility poles providing polygons. We live just beyond the curve on the right. The picture makes it look a bit more like a country village than it does in reality.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

6 response to "Polygons and almost polygons"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: December 7, 2020

    All four of these photos are beautiful, but I especially like the frozen waterwheel. As far as the arrows go, I can’t see a pentagon there. I see arrows as either septagons or nonagons, depending on the thickness of the lines and whether the barbs come to a point or not – in fact, I’ve been saving the arrow when I get to the sevens. Now that clock tower in your village though – it looks like a pentagon to me, if you took a facing. It’s of it.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 7, 2021

    They all look polygonistic to me.
    Took me a while to realize the red X circle is on a wall — it looks like its levitating up in the sky!
    Waterwheel is a really great photo.

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 8, 2021

      I also thought the background in that picture was the sky. I spent several minutes looking for the wires that were holding up that sign.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: January 8, 2021

    I like the water wheel a lot, but that snowy fence really intrigues me, holding blobs of snow witching its corners. So nice to see some of you photos whether you ride or not ;’-). Stay safe and well.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 8, 2021

    A very pretty place to be, even in winter.

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