Thursday, October 11, 2018

Road Clean Up

Last Saturday, members of the canyon CERT team cleaned the sides of the main road here. We do it a couple of times a year. I can't do much when it's hot out, but Saturday was cool, cloudy, and a perfect morning for me to be working outside. 

It's bone dry here in the canyon, all summer long. But beer cans and cigarette butts are among the most common things we pick up. Most of us in CERT are retired people and here we are, picking up after younger folks who just don't care. I could be annoyed, but it was a lovely day

and my road clean companion pointed out this beautiful cluster of juniper trees surrounding a big rock. I felt like I wanted to walk over and sit down underneath the thick branches. 

Back home, as I bent over to lock my gate, something black with a wet nose came up to me and really scared me. But it was only Judah, who belongs to my neighbor Joyce. 

He and his sister, Carmen, just wanted to come over and say hello. So they got their pictures taken and posted on my blog.

They are such good dogs. I say, "Judah, go home," when they come over to my place and bother Samson and Faith. That's what I said here, and they both turned around and walked back up the hill to their house. 

After all the hard work, I went back to bed for a nap. Joined by my sweet Faith. It was a lovely morning.....


  1. I admire you for getting out and helping. It's a hard job but makes such a difference. I hate thoughtless people that throw stuff out! Have a good day my friend!

  2. I bet you got plenty of exercise doing that job. No wonder you needed a nap after all that work. It annoys me to see people of all ages being so careless and disrespectful toward the environment or other people. You are a good steward of the earth.
    I hope you have a great day today.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. It is annoying to see people’s inconsiderate actions litter our roads. I am glad that you had a nice day to do this hard work.

  4. The work has to be annoying when you think how the trash got there but it is excellent exercise and there are no Gym fees.

  5. How wonderful of you to be on the cleanup crew! We see more and more litter here. Each year it gets worse, people just don't seem to care. Your neighbor's dogs are so obedient, almost like they understand language!

  6. Hi Inger - love the brooding cloud photo for your header ... that's a lovely shot. Good for you for road cleaning - yes kids and people who have children, who should know better about keeping things tidy and clean. Glad you could get out and help this year ... and lovely to see Joyce's dogs ... and how obedient they are. Wonderful to see Faith up with you! Take care ... with a lot of hugs - Hilary

  7. Friendly dogs, what joy to have them visit, and cleaning up, I can never understand how people do litter so carelessly. Great to be out and tidy it up, and a cooler day, a bonus.

  8. It takes dedication to pick up trash along the road. Did that once with girl scouts, the huge amount of trash made me angry.

    Faith is so large.

  9. sweet Faith looks so happy and she is a lot like our new Big Boy... love the Judah and his buddy pics. I do love dogs all dogs any dogs every dog.... good job on clean up after the I don't care people.

  10. You think people would know better than to litter.

  11. We neighbors also clean up our road, and I am so upset by what we find. People roll appliances down the steep cliffs off to the side of the road. But the worst are the cigarette butts. I cannot believe that their laziness could burn down our homes. But, you're right - if it's a beautiful day, it's better to just enjoy the day than be angry.

  12. I love friendly dogs like Judah and Carmen who want to just drop by to say hello!
    and as to the TRASH.
    I used to work for tourism. our entire dept would volunteer on clean up days. in our parks and lakes.
    the Styrofoam and beer cans and cigarette butts were unbelievable. what is wrong with people?
    are there generations of them now whose mothers always picked up their messes? can't talk about it without my BP going all dangerous!

  13. I get so mad seeing people throwing things out of their cars


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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