Changing the Landscape: One Bag At a Time

March 20, 2012 3:00 p.m. Weather: 8 degrees and VERY blustery wind!  There was a huge bank of dark cloud that seemed to be moving out of the east?  It was cold, but not unpleasant.  The sun kept bursting out from behind the cloud.  I picked up all of the plastic bags that were more FLAGS, strung up in all of the tall grass, bushes and trees and finished clearing out the fence area.  There are two large cardboard boxes and something that looks like a huge aluminum fan (perhaps from the sports center construction) remaining.  I’ll have to make a couple of special trips for those pick-ups. 

Next, I tackle the school slope into the pond, again.  I haven’t heard back from the school, but DID receive a helpful call from Rick Haddow of the City of Calgary.  It appears that he has much on his plate, given the number of different communities that fall under his umbrella.  I appreciated that he has offered me 250 clear garbage bags and a pick stick for my litter.  It was an informative conversation, involving much in the way of brainstorming.  My apologies to the city, but, if I’m going to be picking up everyone else’s trash, I’m having my dog off leash.  Next, I am going to have to advocate for certain off-leash hours for that area.  In the meantime, there’s work to be done!

Changing the Landscape: One Bag At a Time

March 17, 2012 2:30 p.m. Weather: 5 degrees, blustery.  I liked bumping into Frank again.  He was enjoying the views and told me that he really noticed a difference in the landscape.  This made me smile because it’s not something that one can really acknowledge because one batch of blowing litter is always replaced by another batch.  He said, “The wind will blow in more junk in no time flat”.  I agreed.  I didn’t get him to snap our photograph.  I just didn’t want anything to be about ego today…I just wanted to do my job.

Moving earth around…again!

Driving to our location, I took pause at the traffic lights and snapped a couple of shots.  Thinking about the changing landscape and the Youtube I posted yesterday of the Garth Lenz TED talk…I couldn’t help but notice how quickly things change in an industrial world.  I thought to myself, “I guess you bunnies had to move along again!  You had no choice!”