Apr 4, 2008


This is a hybrid tea rose called Granada. It is one of my new roses and is a spectacular bloom, at least to my eye.

It's back to work today. Mrs. Sneed gets custody of Noah for the next two days. He is fun to have around except that I'm forced to watch PBSkids Sprout nonstop and he makes a mess of everything. I recall being much more tidy as a child.

I took a bunch of junk out of the backyard yesterday and put it out on the curb. Unlike many cities where the garbagemen actually will pick up large items, we are restricted to what will go into the garbage can. Twice a year the city picks up bulky items and tree limbs, brush and other large yard waste. Our spring pickup is next week.

Among the items that I put out were an old Webber grill and a large wrought iron plant stand. This morning anything that was metal or contained large amounts of metal, was gone. We have quite a number of people who patrol during bulky pickup time and take whatever can be recycled. I think that is a win-win for everyone.

Even things that are still reusable, like old furniture items get taken, mostly for use in Mexico, I think. Better than going to the dump.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Julia said...

Pretty flower!

We do the same around here. Our road gets quite a lot of traffic, so I put a lot of stuff by the road and it's usually gone within hours. We have limb pickup every week. I suspect we have more limbs than you do in the dessert though.

Kimberly said...

Hello Merle,
I've seen your posts in OPE and Tangled blogs and you have a lovely blog yourself.

I just dropped in to wish you a Happy (belated) Birthday!! I hope it was a good one.

~Kimberly James

Kimberly said...

I love these hybrids! I can never get mine to stay healthy due to bugs. Any suggestions?

Also belated Happy Birthday to d. Chedwick Bryant! I hope you had a great one.

Kurt said...

I used to be one of those people who trolled for stuff on junk day, then the competition got too fierce!

Coffee Messiah said...

Ours comes up at the end of April.

No sooner than you put it out, people are there scooping it up.

Perhaps these needs to be done more often????

Really nice Rose too! ; )

dennis said...

Dennis could use a nice rose garden right about now.

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