Joann's Flyer - Crazy Bicycle Frame
by, 02-09-2012 at 07:36 AM (1158 Views)
Moedeenie (aka Maureen) pointed out the crocheted bicycle frame cover on the front of the latest Joann mailer. It is hilarious!
I told her that it reminded me ofthe Purple People - Adam and Eve Purple - who used to run a famous community garden in NYC. They used to ride around on bicycles that looked like that except all purple with many decorations. Here's a link to a YouTube video if you're interestedhttp://youtu.be/-VfBvdzgQxY
We were kindred spirits, I guess. When I lived in NYC I had several "stealth" gardens including one veggie patch right in front of Madison Square Garden! When I moved to Long Island I eventually found myself building a community garden in the grassy strip in the middle of the road. It was a fascinating project and served as the topic of my thesis - "Community Gardening and Social Cohesion"
Anyway, it had a good run of ten years and one day I looked out the window and saw that the city decided to plow it down. I was pretty upset, especially since I was the director of public relations at the time. But ... life goes on. I got over it.
A couple of years ago I decided I was tired of paying way too much to keep my weedy front lawn green. I ripped up all the grass and planted a fruit and vegetable garden.
Back to the Purple People - while my front yard garden isn't purple, I do remember them and as you pass by you'll see garden stakes painted purple, sky blue and turquoise with bits and pieces of quilting strips fluttering in the wind.