Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Creature

A couple of weeks ago, my neighborhood celebrated the Great American Cleanup by having a workday/picnic. Lots of people gathered on a Saturday morning and broke up into groups that were each given garbage bags, rubber gloves and lots of hand sanitizer. Some also got a map highlighting an area they could walk while picking up litter, and others were assigned to volunteers' trucks, for picking up the bigger chunks of trash (like couches -- we actually ended up with two of them!).

It was a gorgeous, sunny day and we made some amazing progress in getting the neighborhood cleaned up. Our teams managed to fill a large dumpster beyond its brim over the course of the morning. And one of our truck teams returned from a trip out with a bed full of refuse and this adorable little puppy, who was living next to a messy empty lot and was not getting proper care. She was to be bathed, checked out by a vet, and adopted by one of the crew...


Happy Friday, everyone! After a few weeks with a LOT of rain, I was looking forward to a sunny weekend, but then woke up to heavy thunderstorms this morning. The weather here has really gone crazy, and it looks like we might be getting some more rain over the next few days (so much for working out in the yard!). On the bright side, though, the tomatoes, peppers and herb garden are loving the tropical conditions -- and after a few years of drought, it'll be nice if we can get caught up before the summer heat sets in!

As always, more creatures are gathering at the modulator's ark! Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Keera said...

What a cute puppy! And what a lucky puppy!



The weather's gone a bit crazy here, too. I am listening to stormy rain as I type this.

Keera said...

Hey, this is relevant both as a Friday creature and as a comment on our current weather: The wind blew the oystercatcher that is nesting on top of Bergen University's math building right into the webcam: http://tjeld.uib.no/video/strekvind.avi

june said...

I love happy endings!

Sandy on Signal said...

Adorable puppy. I am so glad she has a good home.

Thanks

alice said...

Keera, I loved the oystercatcher footage! Such a crisp picture for a web cam!

Keera said...

The quality has gotten better and better each year - much to my delight.

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