Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday Morning Again......
The hidden bicycle makes a different kind of trellis as it has had all of the foliage grow up in it. The town has a theme of displaying bikes in our yards to promote the High Trestle Bridge which is on the bike trail three miles out of town, The bridge is 13 stories high spanning the Des Moines river and has an art sculpture forms on it to enhance it. The now three cafes in town are greatly benefiting from the trail's bike riders. I see people's photo on facebook that have visited the Whistling Donkey bar and grill frequently and have been on the bike. Some of them are relatives that I rarely see and others are people from other parts of the state that I know but are not close friends. I live on the opposite side of town and really don't want people to drop in when they do visit but is seems strange to have them in my town.
The last time I mowed the orchard I picked up a pear from the ground and ate it while I pushed the mower. I did wipe it off on my pants some but all in all it tasted pretty good. I need to start bringing them in to the house and let them ripen for eating. They come off the tree pretty much a hard fiber fruit. If they ripen on the tree the insects and birds hit them hard.
The house seems to be in distress but maybe this fall I can give it some attention. I have lots of major things to do so it will have to wait. I guess I should start doing things like this in my basement during the winter.
A rose bush that I had gifted my parents years ago was moved to our house when we closed down the houses. It has never done as well as it did on the south side of my parents home. I have only one or two stems per year and usually at least two blooms.
The rains just keep being predicted but for now we have a bright sunny cold day. Everyone's yards are growing so quickly and it is keeping those short cut grassers busy trying to perfect the greens. I hope all are well today and I thank you for stopping by today at my post.