If you have been interested in buying a lawn mower then you should know that there are a number of things you may want to consider before you buy a new one. There is little doubt that it can take a good deal of time and effort to maintain your lawn, but most people find that it is certainly worth it to be able to have a nice lawn in the first place. If you take the time to learn a bit more about the various types of lawn mowers available on the market, it will be much easier for you to eventually make up your mind about the one to buy.
The purpose of having a lawn mower in the first place is to keep the grass in your lawn well trimmed. People mainly trim grass to help keep the lawn area looking nice, because overgrown grass looks more like a field and less like a nice soft turf. While it is not necessary to mow your lawn, you will certainly appreciate the look of a well trimmed lawn because it helps to reflect a more ordered outdoor environment. It can take time to mow your lawn, and if you do not have the time to do it yourself you may consider the idea of hiring someone to get the job done for you. Either way, you will want to have a high quality lawn mower in your hands because this will enable you to complete any lawn mowing tasks faster.
Choosing the best lawn mower for your specific needs can take time, and it really depends on your price range as well as the specific type of mowing equipment you prefer. For example, it is clear that a hand held lawn mower will be more difficult to use than the ones that you can drive. However, they are a lot cheaper as well, so if you do not feel like investing in a lawn mower that can be driven and do not mind some extra work hours out in the lawn, then a handheld lawn mower could be the right choice for you. Once you know the type of lawn mower that you feel would be best, you can move on to finding a good store that sells them at decent prices.
Finding such a store should not prove to be difficult, and if you make an online search you will likely encounter a wide variety of such stores. Taking the time to find a good lawn mower that is designed to cut grass with precision and in large quantities is what you should be looking for if you are interested in perfection. With all of the different lawn mowers out there available for sale you will certainly want to take your time and look in a number of places. Reading reviews about specific lawnmower types is another option that will help to give you a basic understanding of what the best lawn mower brands on the market are.
Post Number 1000 – I Zooify Myself
I didn’t get a chance to post this one while I was still in Indianapolis. So as not to be wasteful I’ll get in my WayBack Machine and send it out into the void now. It’s still my moldy observations, wacky thoughts and strange images. However, like Billy Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, it has come un-stuck in time.
By the way, this is post number 1,000 for Madang – Ples Bilong Mi.
In my American Adventure mere hours remain of this brief pause in Hoosier territory. I grew up in Indiana, downtown Indianapolis being my formative place. As I sit here, only a few minutes from my birthplace and the haunts of my childhood, I am transfixed by the wonders of circumstance which carried me on the kind of wild ride through life with which few are blessed.
Each pause in my adventure brings its own blessing. In Australia I benefited from sojourns to Gympie, Teewah and Toogoolawah. In these places I was cared for and entertained by people who love me not for what I do, but for who I am. In the USA my first refuge was Honolulu. There I enjoyed a stay with an old friend willing to share the nest. Also in Hawaii were long-time friends and co-workers who have, for over three decades, concerned themselves in many ways with my work. Now, here in the Midwest I have added family to the list of loved ones with whom I am renewing links.
Now I am possibly half-way through this journey. In many ways it is the most important in this season of my life. The shape of my future is being determined in a very compressed period of time as I stumble through the minefield.
That’s quite enough self-pity and introspection for the moment. Let me tell you about the bear attack.
Steve, my host in Brownsburg, and I were on our way to the Indianapolis Zoo via the Rocky Mountains. We took the scenic route. We paused for refreshment in some national park or other – I don’t remember which. As I scanned the horizon for likely camera fodder I saw this bear:
All was well until the bear noticed that I was taking its picture. This bear has a paparazzi issue. It became enraged and attacked me. I was forced to beat it senseless with my trusty Canon G11 camera. Ordinarily I take a picture of whatever creature I have knocked unconscious with my camera, but in this case Steve and I decided to beat a hasty retreat in case we might have been observed violating the right of the bear to consume annoying humans.
Of course all of the above balderdash is pure Walter Mitty daydreaming. There was a bear, but it was in a rather large cage at the zoo. It paced back and forth in a very desultory manner until I got tired of watching it. I felt its boredom. It did seem to look in my direction after a while and suddenly charged down the slope directly at me. As it approached and I felt an incipient flinch coming on it suddenly changed directions and dived into a hole in the fake rocks. Steve reckoned that it had heard its keeper opening the feeding door and was going for another kind of lunch. Along the way it was expending a little energy to give me a cheap thrill. You get your money’s worth when you go to the zoo.
This wart hog is not dead. At least I don’t think it was. I think it was sleeping, but I’m not sure. Can wart hogs hold their breath while sleeping? For how long? I tossed a couple of small pebbles at it, but it seemed not to notice:
Possibly it was waiting for popcorn, the most popular of foods which nobody is supposed to feed the animals, but everyone does.
I have several other shots of different angles of this rhino:
I’m using this one, because it’s really the most interesting. I don’t recall seeing a rhino’s posterior so clearly.
Ordinarily I would not give the time of day to a meerkat. I include them in the general classification of animals which I call "Way Too Cute". This one, however, appeals to me. It’s a little snarly looking. That canine tooth sticking out seems to say, "I could give you such a bite, if I wanted to."
I throw in this gratuitous orchid image only because they caught my eye in the White River Garden thingie which is next to the zoo:
I think it’s a hybrid. They had maybe a hundred different orchids in bloom in there. I can’t recall seeing that many in one place.
That’s another tall tale. I most certainly did not mow Steve’s lawn or any other lawn since I was in Australia. The lawn mower gizmo was not even running as I sat for this shot. I just wanted to see myself as a typical American suburban home owner. Fantasy time . . .
It’s a shame that Steve was not quick enough to catch me falling out of the hammock.
I’ll wrap this up by telling you about my wild spending spree. I went to Goodwill Industries Store for Poor People to buy some clothes. I’m not really that poor, but I like to pretend that I am. Besides, if I’m cheap about some things it gives me more to blow on things that I genuinely want. I’m not much into fancy clothes, as any fool can see, but I have to put something on, especially in this climate:
I bought three perfectly good, if slightly too long pants and a nice pair of shorts for a little over nine dollars.
That’s what I call shopping!
By Boogies with Fish on 2011-05-17 06:46:37
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