Thursday, 30 September 2010

Gardening Thursday



Hi there!! As we all know, Fall is officially here. And we of the gardening variety and members of SOFG (for more information and to become a member, please visit Cory Cat Blog and talk to Master Gardener Jonesie), know that just because Fall is here it doesn't mean our work in the garden is finished. No, no, no, no!!

The word 'fall' implies that something will drop or go down without support. We all can think of a lot of things that fall, but in this case I'm not talking about food falling in our dishes, or rain falling on our heads (though rain does play a roll in today's topic). I'm talking about LEAVES!! Leaves in the Fall are pretty and when they fall, they are like big colorful snowflakes. Playing in a pile of leaves is also fun, or watching birds digging through leaves. But leaves aren't always welcome and eventually they have to be removed from most places...I'm especially talking about rain gutters. Rain gutters must be kept clean of all debris and leaves. Yep. This is very important otherwise when those big Fall rains start, the water won't run freely down the drain pipes, but will get backed up and will overflow over the gutters and possibly you'll get a waterfall of water on your head if you just happen to go outside at the wrong time and in the wrong place.


As you can see in the above two photos, I am busy making sure that the drains (well, in this case, the DRAIN PIPES) are clean and free of leaves (no, I am NOT SLEEPING, I had something in my eyes when this picture was taken!). This part of the job is very, very demanding - hey! it's a lot of work looking up the drain pipe!! Oh, and no, I don't actually clean them myself, I'm the boss here and it is my job to check, control and snoopervise...it is someone elses' job to actually do the CLEANING!! In fact, after I finish here, I'll have to get up on the roof and check the gutters...maybe I'll save that for another day though since now I'm just plain pooped out and need a nap. Later.


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Only 2 days until D-DAY. What is D-DAY? Some of you know, but the rest of you will just have to wait and see....we're not sure ourselves exactly what the D is (though maybe you can guess), all I know is that things are going to be crazy around here...and it won't just be for a little while....I can feel it in my bones and I'm not sure I'm going to like it. Not sure at all.

17 comments:

Junior and Orion said...

And those gutters look purrty comfy to rest your eyes in too.

D-day? We hope it isn't something terrible!

Meowm wants to rub your belly....lots!

Malyss said...

So much work for you, and such "great expectations"..No wonder you're feeling stress and need a good nap! masters have subjects to worry that little people can't understand..

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I fink yoor role being defined as "check, control and snoopervise" is superb! I'm gonna change my job description pronto.

Love Alfie xx

Purrfect Haven said...

... something in your eye.. te he.. we will have to point out to Mrs H ... how sensitive OUR eyes sometimes are! Loved your post Love Darcy and Bingley

Brian said...

I just don't know how you do it, that is a lot of work! Hmmmmm, D Day?

Cat with a Garden said...

D-Day? Are you getting a new sibling or something like that? Is is your birthday? Rats, our mom will be gone and we won't be able to find out until in two weeks time. The suspense is killing us. Maybe you can tell us when you come to party on the 10th of October...
You're doing a superb job there, Lautrec. And don't you just LOVE leaf piles?!
Purrs,
Siena & Chilli

Cat with a Garden said...

Ooooohhhh, the curiosity!!!

The Island Cats said...

We love to watch the leaves fall...and then the wind catches them and they blow all around!! But you're right about keeping the drains free from leaves...we like how you snoopervised that!!

Now what is D-Day??

Daisy said...

Um, Lautrec? Are you sleeping in the gutter?!? It does look a little bit comfy.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Lautrec...
If you were in Raleigh sleeping in the downspout....your Noggin' would get very very very wet!!! It is raining kitties, puppies and elephants here....
D day we think we know....LoLo you and Tiny stand your ground from day one or you'll be doomed.
Madi and Mom

Mishkat said...

Lautrec, we can tell that you're doing very important work. You absolutely deserve a nap (and we love that last photo!) And our gutters are a big mess - they don't work right even when they are clean. Maybe you can come over and tell us what to do about them?

We think we know what D-Day means - we really hope it all goes well!

Purrs from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Cory said...

Oh Lolo! Jonesie here! I think you owe it to all of our garden society members to truly represent what you are doing and how dangerous it is. I mean, if it rained...those pipes could flow water at you so fast. It could be a FLASH FLOOD...and you could be carried away...surely saving your family from harm, but placing you at great risk.

This is advanced stuff!!

pee ess...we'll purr for you on D-Day...but for some reason Grete and Oliver are laughing....

Sammy and Andy said...

You are doing such a good job, Lautrec.

Hi, Tiny!!!!!

xxxxxx

Nefertiti said...

se qu il est beau !

AttieCattie said...

i hopes it is not a D for Doggie. you looks so smexay today mine mancat, love you lounging in the drains. and don't you worreh, we all knows how hard you is REALLEH working.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

You sure are doing a GRR-8 job making sure the leaves aren't in the way of water flows. DDay??? We're not sure what that means...

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Since we can't go outside, we sure enjoy your telling us about stuff you have to snoopervise out there...gutters? You look like you have found a nice place to lounge, just curved right for your slinky bod!