Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TRASHY TERRAIN TUESDAY - PART DEUX

THE TOUR CONTINUES

Hey Hounders,
Once again it's your old pal Max with part 2 of a feature that we ripped off, err, borrowed from our friends Storm, Zim, Ammy, and Dave, otherwise known as The Army of Four. The live in Manhattan, Kansas. Every Sunday one of the Army Brats conducts a tour of their very meticulously and beautiful landscaped grounds and points out the various plants and flowers blooming throughout their yard. We are soooo jealous but we also appreciate the more rural natural landscape of down home Bumpass, VA. So one of us Bumpass Hounds will conduct a tour of our naturally landscaped terrain. We call our feature Trashy Terrain Tuesday. We started this concept last Tuesday. The top photo on the left is a very handsome specimen; it's me. The top photo on the right is on of the four drainage culverts entrance in our front swale out by the road. Dad doesn't like us to poke around in there because that's where critters hide and he doesn't want us disturbing anything that might be hanging out in there. But isn't it a contrast of man and nature; the natural weeds and overgrowth impinging on the corrugated steel culvert pipe buried beneath the driveway of the famous Beaverdam #2 blue pea gravel that is actually gray? The second photo on the left is the base of one of the conifer broad leaf trees out in our front yard. The roots of this tree run close to the surface so little, if any, grass grows around it. Dad says that "someday" he'll put in a mulch bed around the rooty trees. Since we don't have fire hydrants in our development, these trees make a very convenient spot for leg lifting and pee-mail exchanges. And last but not least, for today, is the second photo on the right which shows a tree stump that the builder decided to leave in the front yard over by the well. Dad says that "someday" he'll probably burn it out or maybe "someday" he'll have someone come grind it up on-site. Boy, dad is gonna be very busy "someday." Well, we have even more photographs of our wondrous yard, paddock and pen. So we'll continue our tour next week when we again present "Trashy Terrain Tuesday."
- Brutus Maximus, a.k.a. Max and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
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6 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

But I don't see any hydrangeas :)

Huffle Mawson

Dog By Nature said...

Ah, the "someday" syndrome...we suffer from that too, hee, hee. No fires in our part of LA (thankfully) but a giant sinkhole this morning swallowed a firetruck. No one got hurt but there's a lake on our street...hmmm, might be time to take Kona swimming:) Hope you had a GReat long weekend.

Sierra Rose said...

Hi There!
Nice area and neat photos. Love kitty on the stove! (That's where mom keeps stuff I am not supposed to get into!...just wait until I am a little taller!)
By the way, we have not heard of Herlong....(you asked about this place on the Pinecrest camping trip entry).

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

LUCKY LUKE said...

Wow!!!

I love the Trashy Terrain Tuesday!!! That was fun!!! I bet you got all kinda fun fings to show us, and I can't wait till the next week!

I might have to do that feature myself but mine might be called Tiny Bunker...

wif love from the Luke

The Army of Four said...

Hi Max! I liked the picture of YOU best of all!
I think I'd enjoy your yard very much! Great job with part deux!
Love,
Ammy
PS: Did you see that Army won their opener?

Ruby's Mum said...

Wonderful! Loving the terrain tours, and all outlines of future plans. Ah yes, someday!

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