Monday, May 17, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Honoring Their Little Spot On Earth

I pass this house often. It sits on a busy, narrow road so it's virtually impossible to get any photos of it but I did manage this one shot while waiting for someone to turn into a driveway.



I love the mailbox.

What I truly love is that the owners of the property did everything right. Where most of their neighbors cut down trees or disturbed root systems to put up ugly fencing they left the trees and created a property line by planting bushes.

The back of their property meets a large parcel of woods owned by the town. Again - they planted bushes and more trees to repair the damage the previous owners had created with their concrete and fence.

One day while whizzing by I saw a teenage boy back there cleaning up trash in the woods. Another time I saw an older man filling bird feeders.

One day I am going to pull into the driveway and leave a note that simply says "On behalf of Mother Nature - Thank You"

RUBY TUESDAY

28 comments:

Lucy the Cat said...

You know, I think that's a wonderful idea about the note. What a lovely place! Your photo is so pretty capturing the bright red mailbox, pretty green foilage and the dappled shadows. Very well done!

Land of shimp said...

Oh I love that mailbox! Doesn't it look like the letterbox equivalent of the "red phone" featured in the political dramas of old? Letters of great import for the fate of the planet must be delivered in it. Number Six picks up his mail from there.

Smelling of sage, fresh from the Neverworld, the correspondence of the faeries and sprites. Oh..the stamps!

Or at least it looks as if that should be the case. It is certainly far more interesting than the average mailbox, even if if likely receives mostly the same Public Service bills and catalogues.

Plus, the occasional missive from a Hermit atop a mountain, because come on that is made for magical exchanges, I'm telling you.

Thank you for the fun, inspiring photo!

Jim said...

That is a pretty mailbox, Dianne. Isn't it pleasant to drive by some pretty and well kept places!
Happy RT! And stay cool. :)
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Life Ramblings said...

what a lovely and peaceful setting. the mailbox looks eye-catching indeed.

Ralph said...

Natural screens are always nice, it doesn't cut off the house and yard, but become a part of it. Not an added on look, we have a style of the earth. So nice!

Leora said...

Oh, that is a nice commentary on the owners. I hope they are as nice as you imagine. Nice red mailbox, too.

Marites said...

it's really good to know that they didn't cut down the trees. I love the red mailbox..you can actually see it from afar.

bichonpawz said...

It really makes a difference when people take care of a place!! Love the mailbox shot and all the greenery. I think your idea about the note is just lovely! I'm sure that they would appreciate that!!

Indrani said...

Great shot!
You have such wonderful thoughts too.
Thank you very much for being at mine. :)

Johanna S said...

Beautiful shot! Love the colours!!

Hootin' Anni said...

A wonderful, magical photo!

FLAGSHIP - Ruby Tuesday

@nemonen said...

Lovely mailbox. Like it !

bobbie said...

Do leave the note. I'm sure they must be the kind of people who would appreciate it.

Lois said...

I like the mailbox too! They sound like the kind of neighbors I would like to have.

Robin said...

What wonderful neighbors to have, fitting their house into the environment rather than tearing down the environment to glorify their house. Great mailbox too :).

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely to see people who care! and who make people they don't even know happy. I think maybe you should leave the note -- or just holler out to them if you see them in the yard maybe?!

Raven said...

Really is a wonderful mailbox, especially with all that wonderful green highlighting it. Looks like a beautiful spot.

Daryl said...

When you do .. add my name to the note!

hip chick said...

i love the red mailbox too. I always like it when people do their landscaping with mother nature in mind.

Gattina said...

That looks very nice the red mailbox in the green surrounding.

Marice said...

awww such a neat shot! the green background complimented the red mailbox :)

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Dave said...

I love these kind of photos. If only all neighbours are like them, i think global warming will be history.

ellen b. said...

Glad there was time for you to get the shot! Very nice. It really looks like a lovely spot...

Jientje said...

If only more people had that common sense!

Rebecca said...

It is funny, I have seen several red mailboxes on the blogosphere this week. Kudos to the home owners too for their natural landscape.

Patti said...

Those homeowners have the right idea ~ creating a nice, natural screen of trees and bushes. A pretty piece of property.

So many people disrupt nature. Thanks for sharing this.

Love the red mailbox. I can see you driving past and saying to yourself "Ruby Tuesday photo!"

EG Wow said...

Wow! This is a cool mailbox! I like your idea of leaving a note to praise the owners for thinking about the environment.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am pretty sure that would make their day! What good people!