Redcliffe Pier

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A BUSY STREET

We live on normally a quiet  cul-de-sac with very little traffic. There are only five families using this street as access to their houses. However, one day last week our little street became very busy and noisy. I had to investigate. This is what I saw:

 A male and female bush turkey were courting noisily.

Tree loppers felling a huge tree with a chain saw and scissor lift.

The mulcher noisily eating the felled branches.

Builders starting work on a neighbour's house extensions.

The garbage truck joined in with the fracas, emptying our wheelie bins.

One consolation about all the rain that we have had lately is that it has stopped some of this noise.

17 comments:

  1. Ha, diane, that's busy indeed. When we get home, if we and our one elderly neighbour stay home, NOTHING moves in our street. Very quiet indeed. Hope it's all quiet in your suburb now... Till later, Jo

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  2. Me again, Diane! I popped onto your older posts "Migrating to Australia 1949" and saw your mum's words: watching lights of Gibralta and North Africa (near me, ha-ha) and "had turkey for dinner" Just too uncanny that you posted about turkeys here... Jo

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  3. What a fun post, and so interesting to record what we see all around us every day.

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  4. I was wondering if all of this work was done before or after the horrible rains... Apparently, it happened BEFORE. Maybe after all of those rains, those people will be glad that they got those trees trimmed... ha

    Hope you are enjoying that precious grandson... I KNOW you are!!!!!

    Hope your rains are over also.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. I live on a very noisy corner and would not have it any other way. My brain is used to the buses and the cars and even the voices outside my windows. I can tell from the sound now, whether a bus is coming or going. I think silence would annoy me more.

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  6. When we came from Amsterdam to Almere I couldn't sleep the first weeks of the silence. You get used to noise, but now I react on every whisper I hear outside. Those treeshredders are horrible, in no time the whole tree has vanished, as it has never excists.

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  7. Seems like a good reason to go out for the day!

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  8. Geesh! I can't imagine all of this happening at once! Love the turkeys!

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  9. We live on a fairly quiet street as well, and when we heard a huge boom a few years ago we thought it was either WWIII or a huge earthquake...
    It was neither; a huge tree in our yard fell down after a massive rainstorm! Scared the daylights out of us.

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  10. Bush turkeys eh!!!
    Better fence in your vegetable and herb patch, those turkeys will shread your efforts in the blink of an eye. Still they are pretty to watch, when not shreading gardens.
    Have fun with your new arrivals!
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  11. Love your busy street photos! Your posts about being home are as fun to read as your travel adventures.

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  12. You made me smile even if all they noise does not make you smile.

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  13. Oh dear, time to move ...... not likely !!!

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  14. No doubt about it Diane - your life is all "go" no matter where in the world you are ;-)

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  15. Your sleepy street certainly sprung into action alright! xxxxxx

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  16. Diane, I'm sure your street has calmed down by now. I enjoy my quiet street. I love seeing the turkeys. They are cool looking and a little different than the wild turkeys I see here.

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  17. I hope you had earplugs ! lol !

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