Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve parade

Riverton's Christmas parade is legend, for reasons good and bad. It attracts a huge crowd and rollicks along like a lunatic uncle. Our contribution this year was a phalanx of wheelbarrows, decorated randomly, with perhaps a gardening theme, though there was a dog dressed as Santa sitting in one, and a helmeted knight, brandishing a hoe, lolling in another. I made a peace-tree, resplendent with doves. I couldn't photograph myself pushing my barrow in the parade, so here it is as it waiting by the window of the Environment Centre.


7 comments:

JayWontdart said...

brilliant theme!

robertguyton said...

Next year, I'm handing out packets of peas to children and saying 'Peas on Earth"

robertguyton said...

"Peas and Love"

"Peas, Brother (Sister)"

"Peas be with you".

"Lettuce have Peas"

(other suggestions welcome)

JayWontdart said...

Robert Guyton - "I peas freely"

( Rusty Bed Springs by I.P. Nightly )


http://www.joe-ks.com/Book_Titles.htm



I'm looking into glasshouses Robert, moving into a new rental home and need lodgings for Hen Friends

interesting article on plastic vs glass, apparently those industrious Germans are on to something!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningequipment/6537880/Greenhouses-why-polycarbonate-beats-glass.html



either with brush fence siding

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/334121_4708053935926_202668774_o.jpg

or without, for a cleaner, wholly artificial look

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/456125_4708053655919_1882728928_o.jpg

I'd love if you'd come and give the Appleby property the once over next time you are in city. Would be lovely to use the large garden to its full potential :-)

robertguyton said...

Appleby! How could I not!

There are greenhouses designed to be warmed by the heat generated from an attached hen house...

Paranormal said...

Always out there pushing your barrow...

Merry Christmas RG

robertguyton said...

You know it's true, para.
Merry Christmas/Boxing Day to you too.