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Monty Python Leaf Cleaning Services

May 19th, 2006 at 03:37pm

As Nattie and I went for our Wednesday evening walkies we passed by a location where leaves were in the process of being cleaned up (whilst Autumn is pretty, it sure is messy). As I didn’t have the camera with me (it rarely comes out on walkies), and the light was fading anyway, I decided to come back the next day (yesterday, Thursday) and take photos.

When I got around to visiting the location in Reid again, I noticed that the leaves were still in their little neat piles, and I could hear the sound of leaf blowers in the distance.
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Neat piles of leaves
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Neat piles of leaves
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Neat piles of leaves
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Neat piles of leaves

The scene reminded me of one of the animated scenes in “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” where seasons change rapidly, and a tree is used to demonstrate it.
Autumn scene Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Autumn scene Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Autumn scene Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Anyway, on with the story, the leaf cleaning people had parked their vehicles on one side of the block. Judging by one of the vehicles they intended on mulching the leaves. The business dealing with the leaves appeared to be BurHor Horticultural Services (PH: 02 6238 1930).

2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Leaf cleaners
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: BurHor Horticultural Services

On further inspection there was a great big pile of leaves inside the block.
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Great big pile of leaves

Some of the people involved seem to take the dust factor of leaf blowers seriously…in some cases to the extent where they look like robots or aliens. (I can understand their need to cover up though, as a hayfever sufferer I know that leaf blowers are a cause of hayfever).
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Robot or alien?
2006 Autumn Cleanup in Canberra: Robot or alien?

Overall they appeared to be doing a good job, but I had other things to do, so I left at this point and did what I needed to do.

And before you ask, yes there does eappear to be something wrong with the camera…I’m still trying to work out exactly what has happened.

Samuel

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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  May 19th, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Hmmm ….. that pile of leaves is where that Johnny Cash impersonator belongs – in with the trash !


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