This week I was at the meeting of New Hampshire's Governor & Council and took this picture of the council chamber before it filled up. It is a beautiful room, our state house is the country's oldest in which the legislative body still sits in the original chamber, and it was very calm and quiet before everyone arrived. I was there for the proclamation of New Hampshire Writers' Week.The yellow thing on the floor is a recycling bin so the councilors can dump the papers related to various items as soon as they deal with them. There is another bin on the other side. There used to be large folding tables set up along both sides of the chamber with huge stacks of documents each Councilor would need to review during the meeting with the bins next to them. Now most of the support material is electronic so fewer bins are needed and no folding tables. It looks much better this way.