Friday, October 23, 2015

TGIF: Leaf Cleanup and Burnettsville, Indiana

Rather than TGIF this should be Afternoon Tea.  Let me explain.

Our nearest neighbor seems to believe that he is on this earth to be certain that his lawn is as pristine as a Futbol pitch before play begins.  To that end, cuts the grass in our rain-less area as much as twice a week and allows nothing to remain unless it belongs.  

Unforgettably it is the season for leaves to fall from trees and scatter about, much to his dismay.  As all the trees have been removed from his property, the fallen leaves for the most part are from the HQ of Today's Image. 

After our morning walk, we - Liah and I - decided that in order to maintain peace and quiet in our world, our leaves would be collected and placed for pickup by the city. Out came a leaf blower and lawn mower for mulching and we began.  Liah moving from sun spot to sun spot in order to be warm while she slept. Finished the leaf pickup early afternoon and since she had slept most of the time, it was time for another walk about the neighborhood. 

Now with a cup of coffee - not tea but certainly afternoon -  ready to move on to Burnettsville, Indiana.

Burnettsville is a town with a total of 3/4 square miles of land in White County, Indiana.

As of the 2010 census there were 346 people, 153 households and 101 families residing in the town.

The racial markeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian and 1.2% from two or more races.

Across the street from the above row of buildings is a Community Center and a Lodge Hall.

As usual, a few local folks appeared and carefully watched this stranger photographing in their town. On my leaving their lives returned to normal.