Saturday, August 09, 2008

Before and After

I realized that I don't really have any good pictures of The Giant Laurel Hedge That Nearly Consumed 24th Avenue - but this picture of Scott putting up Halloween decorations last year does show said hedge in the background:


Mind you - The Hedge has grown quite a bit since then. Taller than me (I'm six foot two-ish), probably a good ten feet wide, obscuring half the neighbor's porch and most of the sidewalk in front of our homes. Sometimes at night, you could hear it growl ... hungry for morning glory vines and Doritos bags and brown-paper-wrapped Colt 45 containers fed by those passing by on their way from the liquor store down the street.


But by the end of the day Thursday - The Hedge was silenced. Forever.


Or was it?

"The greatest trick the Hedge ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist ...

... and like that ... he's gone."

(Name the movie, kids!)

7 comments:

Chris said...

Ah, yes. The Usual Suspects. Gee, I was wondering what to watch today ;)

We have the blue agave plants from Hell. They look kind of cool, but they have this subterranean root networking thing that extends to a degree that would impress the Viet Cong. (Seriously - we originally had them in the front yard and they popped up in the back.)

Eventually we'll need to get rid of them, but they've also got spines and, well, it's hot today ...

Dave2 said...

Just like a Bush... keeps coming back to screw things up when you least expect it...

madhouse 6 said...

i dig these lil' insights into your world.

but, the question begs - what did the hedge do to you?

poor hedge :(

Scooter said...

What Matterdays didn't tell you...we paid for the removal with a hedge fund.

Also...the first picture wasn't from Halloween...it's from Christmas. Look a little closer at the decorations. Behind me, it's the spirit of Christmas.

LSL said...

Yeeeeooow, that must have been a hell of a lot of work! Sore muscles today?

Cincy Diva said...

Vigilance is now the watchword! The hedge will come creeping back when you least expect it!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Awe, I thought the hedge looked nice.

Wow, sexy legs on Scott! ;)