This firewood is stacked and ready for the seasoning process.
Mom, Dad and I stopped for a photo after a very full weekend working on my house. (Note: I’m getting better at using the tripod!)
Tonight my dad, uncle and I took down my half-tree in the front yard. From the rings in the stump, we counted 26 years. It’s a bummer this tree had to go, but the electric company had already trimmed half of it. So, I’ll be shopping for a new tree or two come spring. On a positive note, I’ll be ready for bonfires.
While not quite the same, every time I walk back to the A Ramp in Minneapolis, I think of Take the ‘A’ Train, a signature tune of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and composed in 1939. Except my train is my Ford.
This skyway has a similar composition to a photo I captured in May in Loring Park of the Whitney Bridge, one of my favorite images of this year’s project. I only stopped for 2-3 minutes to take a photo, but clearly my business suit-clad self was deemed a threat because it wasn’t long after that I heard the loudspeaker call security. No matter, I was done. I’ve had to work quickly before.
Today, I participated in an annual fall ritual
enjoyed endured by many homeowners. Yes, I’m talking about raking. After several neighbors had already cleaned their lawns with what I assume were vacuums, I was guilted into raking so the new kid on the block didn’t give a bad impression. On the plus side, I was pleasantly surprised by my Clog Free Rake.
As you can see, the electric company left me with a “half tree” in August after their aggressive trimming. While it’s hard to tell from the photo, I had 8.5 thirty-gallon compacted bags full of leaves, mostly from the front yard. I can assure you that this half-tree didn’t produce that quantity of leaves, so at this time, I’d like to thank Mother Nature for taking a dump on my lawn.
In fact, leaves weren’t the only thing I found on my front lawn. As I was scooping up leaves with my hands and pouring them into the leaf bags, I came across a treasure in the rough. And by treasure, I mean turd. Thanks neighbors.