Friday, July 5, 2019

Garden/people/dog watching while walking...

I have to say when walking around the subdivision there is plenty to see.  I enjoy looking at other people's gardens seeing what they are doing, or in some cases NOT DOING!!!  I am always confused as too why people live in houses and do no gardening what so ever!! Why not live in a condo or apartment where you don't have a garden to look after?

One house I go past has grass that is knee high.  I saw the other day they had finally cut it, but what a mess.  You can tell the lawn mower was struggling and it chopped the grass all up.  Just looked like a bad haircut.

I tend to go walking first thing in the morning.  I try to beat the heat.  It seems we have rabbits galore around here.  Some are even verging on to being quite tame.  We have a number of woods around so plenty of birds.

There are a lot of dogs and their owners.  I am still wary of the smaller dogs, but have made friends with a number of the bigger dogs.  One huge boy is so friendly and was a rescue and couldn't be more friendlier if he tried.

There are a number of people who walk, but not as many as where we used to live.  On Thursday morning I was laughing to myself, as Thursday is garbage day.  It was Canada Day on Monday so garbage pick up is a day later this week; on Friday.  It was crazy how many people had put their garbage out.  I guess people just forgot this week? 

I walk two to three times around the subdivision, takes me around 50 to 55 minutes to walk three times around and I do around 6,500 steps.  I walk up a steep hill three times.  By the time I have done that three times I am pooped!!!

I am trying to walk 10,000 steps a day again!! 

9 comments:

Joy said...

It's so easy to forget! It's the same here after a big holiday.

Practical Parsimony said...

I put my garbage out on the day it should be out. One time, I did not and the garbage men came. So, I put it out. Besides, it is a habit.

Maggie said...

I like to look at other peoples garden too, walking around the estate is a good excuse to be nosy lol

Patio Postcards said...

I agree walking the neighbourhood can be quite entertaining. My Thursday post touched on the issue of grass cutting. Because of the heat there is more people on my walking route in the early morning, I chuckle at how many are wired in & not even looking at their surroundings or listening to the beautiful morning bird songs.

Rachel said...

Here our garbage company tells us to put it on in the holiday but it won't be picked up until the next day probably. Seems silly but I don't want to risk them not picking it up or forgetting to put it out at all.

William Kendall said...

Here the holiday always delays it by a day, and I know where I live they come in mid-afternoon.

50 and counting said...

Our garbage pick up day never changes. Stat holiday or regular it stays the same.

I think some people buy houses and don't know how to look after a garden. We have a large Asian population in our subdivision and their yards are not looked after. It's a status thing to own a house over a condo. My Lebanese neighbour is quite vocal on the subject. He feels it's because people are used to living in apartments that they just forget the yard is there. He gets quite upset (and rightly so) about children scattering wrappers and drink containers on the street that blow into the front lawns.

Evelyn said...

I don't garden but do mow and love my fit bit for keeping me accountable

Donna said...

Sometimes a garden is less of a priority than taking care of issues within the home that are not obvious to onlookers .. and other times .. people just know diddly squat about gardening and are overwhelmed.