My event pick this weekend is of course the Bedford County Fair. Live music is planned all weekend.
So ride the Ferris wheel, for me, and have a good time. As beautiful as it is . . . I've photographed the big wheel many times . . . nope, not a fan.
It's worth a visit to the Agriculture Center on Midland Road to see all the wonderful homemade exhibits. The animals are pretty cool too.
I met some great folks while out there this week. Our agriculture officials sure work hard putting together this annual event. Hats off!
The cows and other animals are definitely enjoying the grass right now.
Speaking of grass, I was asked to explore an issue this week by a local resident. If he wants his name public, he can comment here.
When it comes to the subject of grass, I thought of a quote of author Walt Whitman:
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Despite grass being the subject of many wonderful literary works, it gets a bad rap this week.
Our concerned reader said he thought people ought to know it is illegal to blow your grass into the public road and highways. Truthfully, I'm not sure if it is illegal here, but it certainly is a dangerous habit.
If there is an expert out there who has the statute or code at his or her fingertips, let us know please. I know that different cities and states have ordinances protecting against this type of hazard.
Bottom line, if you don't want grass clippings in your yard, blow it into corner off street or pick it up with mower bag.
Actually, agriculture experts will tell you that grass clippings can add nutritive value to a yard. I guess people don't care because I see a lot of people sending it out to the road.
One thing is for sure, I have a lot of family and friends who enjoy riding motorcycles. They note that hitting a patch of grass on the highway is like hitting a sheet of ice. It can turn deadly when a driver loses traction, especially if the grass happens to be wet!
So even if it is technically not illegal, wouldn't it be an advisement not to endanger other people on the roads? After all, that's not technically private property to do with what you want.
Though fresh cut grass might not make the yard as pretty, isn't it better to dispose of fresh clippings rather than potentially hurt someone?
Just something under the sunshine to think about this week.
I leave you with yet another quote, this one by Jeanette Walls from "The Glass Castle:"
One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.