Thursday, June 24, 2010

SACG Whimsical Windmills

While we waited for Sammy Scarecrow to arrive, Betty saved us from being completely devoured by birds by bringing some colorful and whimsical pinwheels to the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden. There are a few in most of the plots. Not only do the pinwheels turn in the breeze (and, thus, scare birds with their movement), but urban legend has it that they also deter moles because the vibrations caused by the turning wheel also scare the moles. The kids like them, too. Two youngsters came by last night – despite all of that heat and humidity -- and blew into each pinwheel to get them to move. The gentle breeze helped, too.

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