Sunday, October 25, 2009
Our Neighbors and Then Some
Remember the neighbors that had their driveway redone? Well, it's not doing very well. A lot of it has washed out and there are weeds growing up in the middle of it. But that's not really why I'm writing this. The neighbors always have a rather large vegetable garden. This year they planted pumpkins, but evidently they planted them too early as they had dozens of pumpkins by the beginning of September. They lined the driveway with them, had one at the mailbox, several up the front steps and a lot on the deck railing. Well, there are still a few sitting around. Those that haven't rotted...or been eaten. Chip evidently enjoys his vegetables, rotting or not.It was a day filled with wildlife. The Bubbas had a feeding frenzy this morning, hopping around, chasing each other off, even looking in the window for more peanuts (no beak knocks yet). In the afternoon, after a final lunch at Ellen's Harborside (they closed for the season today), 'A' and I decided to do some beach walking. First we tried Cape Hedge Beach. We walked about half the length before turning back. The tide was about at half tide and that made walking too difficult with all the popples. We drove to Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach is totally covered in popples but we were more interested in the pond directly across the dirt road from the beach.There we talked to one of the swans who was, for a few moments, quite cooperative about picture taking. After a bit I think he got annoyed and decided to be aggressive about us leaving. Fortunately, he moved rather slowly so he wasn't very much of a threat. Our next stop was Land's End where we climbed around the rock ledge at the ocean's edge. That sort of tired us out so we headed for home...the long-ish way along Eden Road...a mistake. My goodness, the road is worse than I've seen it - ever! Potholes large enough to swallow my little truck! It was like bumper cars in slow motion trying to miss the worst of them.