November 10, 2013

Update on the leaf installation at Meadhouse.

I showed you Meade's leaf project 6 days ago. It looked like this:

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3 days ago, it looked like this:

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The pumpkins — nicely and sharply carved — were picked up by the side of the street down the block. And here's how it looks this morning:

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I like the way the pumpkins — with appropriate facial expressions — appear to be drowning in leaves and the unintended and unnoticed inclusion of Zeus.

17 comments:

America's Politico said...

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So, why not vote for her? I will just do that. It will spare me lost energy. And, for once, I will have voted as the way NYT wants me to.

Are you ready for POTUS Hillary! IF you are not, then better get started.

There is no way to avoid it. None.

Edward Lunny said...

I see lots and lots of compost material for next years plant beds. Not including Zeus of course. Don't want anyone to get the wrong idea.

EDH said...

Isn't calling a jack-o-lantern a pumpkin akin to calling a male who has undergone sexual reassignment surgery a "him"?

surfed said...

Zeus - soon to be pissing on the concept.

surfed said...

Addendum - What a great neighborhood that allows the mutts to roam through the houses and homes.

Kelly said...

Stinks you have to bag them. Around here you just rake the leaves into the gutter and the leave sweeper comes by and sucks them up.

Ann Althouse said...

@kelly That's the city's approach here too, but we keep our leaves for composting. The bagged leaves you see were sent over by a neighbor, for our use in more composting.

Meade takes advantage of the bags to make a wall against which he can build a deeper pile for more effective composting and he does a sculptural landscape feature in the process.

Ann Althouse said...

Speaking of things that suck, the city's leaf-sucking sucks up tax money. Over a million is budgeted for the pick up, but at least they make some money selling leaf compost back to the people who didn't keep their leaves and do their own composting. Many of these people are environmentalists who think everyone should cut back on driving, but they love their leaf pickup trucks.

Phaedrus said...

Does Meade have a system for cleaning leaves out of the gutters?

PB Reader said...

Good fall. Lots of leaves into november.

I'm fortunate. Most of my leaves blow away and the wind seems to keep the gutters clean. Now if the squirrels could take the whole of the acorn away and not just leave the shells.

mrs. e said...

"Many of these people are environmentalists who think everyone should cut back on driving, but they love their leaf pickup trucks."

These folks aren't environmentalists, then. There are many here, who do, though.

Ann Althouse said...

"Does Meade have a system for cleaning leaves out of the gutters?"

Sometimes he's out there, but we also hire people.

Before Meade moved here, I had the wind seems do it well enough attitude seem above.

And I raked the front yard leaves to the gutter for city pick up. In the back, I left them in place for 20+ years and let it compost in place, with whatever "native plants" won the fight to survive. Violets had their day, then snake root and water something-or-other.

The Godfather said...

Where I live now, I'd have to work with pine needles to match Meade's results, and it wouldn't be the same.

Where and when I grew up in New England in the '50's, we (my brother, my father, and me) raked the leaves into piles and then (after my brother and I had jumped into the piles, and my father had re-raked them), we burned them. Smelled great! Damn' environmentalists won't let us do it anymore!

Phaedrus said...

Gutter must mean something different in Wisconsin. Thanks for the response though! If you meant hire people to get leaves out of the gutters along the roof then that's an option. I was hoping Meade had some kind of foolproof system not requiring a ladder.

Ann Althouse said...

I meant the roof gutters. By "out there," I meant out on the roof.

Phaedrus said...

Thanks again Ms Althouse My search continues. The internet is full of gutter leaf cleaning inventions. I have tried many, unsuccessfully.

David Davenport said...

"Does Meade have a system for cleaning leaves out of the gutters?"

Sometimes he's out there, but we also hire people.


Do you hire Mexicans? Congressman Paul Rino says Wisconsin needs legalized immigrants to do jobs Americans won't do or don't like to do.

Seriously, Paulie R. claims Mexicans are ee-ssential to overcome labor shortages in Wisconsin's dairy industry.