Monday, February 9, 2009

Zen Monday: #35



Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo's about.
There's no right or wrong.
If the photo evokes something in you, that's all it is.

As each new Zen Monday is posted, a label is added to last week's to identify it (if I know what it is).

27 comments:

Tash said...

It's a dirty job, but someone has to feel free to clean the dirt. & must make sure not to get soiled.
Excellent, most Xcellent find.

Vanda said...

It's one of those deeply philosophical things. Or possibly modern minimalist poetry.

Antjas said...

It rained so hard this past weekend in Pasadena that the Van Damms invited their neighbors to come in and remove the 2 feet high wall of dirt that oozed into their house due to the mudslide.

B Squared said...

Here we call it sanitary land fill.

Trish said...

As opposed to the muddy stuff that appears here?!?!

Looks more like a mud slide or oooze happened and they want help cleaning it up.

I laugh at these signs---because often the places that are supposedly "clean" turn up a few weeks later as a SuperFund site, or other toxic spill location---ala a gas station around the corner near us---open one week and an "organic" place that grew food next door---yes, in the ground---this week the station is shuttered, fenced off, notice of toxic chemicals in the ground---yet the organic place is still in business!

altadenahiker said...

It was a nice gesture, but now the washer's broken.

Clifford Beshers said...

Sure, but is it certified organic? This is a scam. It's really just dirty dirt.

elizabeth said...

Yeah, I autoclaved it myself.

Margaret said...

It's the dirty dirt you have to worry about.

maria said...

hmmm free clean dirt - nice way to get free labor.

marley said...

Nothing better than free clean dirt-y fun! Lol!

Susan Kitchens said...

All our nematodes have been freshly bathed!

Christie said...

As opposed to dirty dirt!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Tish, is that place in So. Pas? Ew. Where?

this place might really have clean dirt. There are a lot of organic farmers around that really do know what to do to clean their soil, etc. I'll just drop everything and run over there with my soil test kit.

Vanda, I think the sign is poetic. I want it on my tombstone. I'd only add [i feel filthy and felonious]

Virginia said...

They can't fool me. Dirt's dirt and I"m not falling for that scam.

pasadenapio said...

Whenever we kids would drop something on the floor by accident, my mother always said, "We have clean dirt!"

I think her spirit painted that sign.

Katie said...

Interesting house; a little creepy but not quite. I'm curious to see more of it now. And I love that big tree in the yard.

Mister Earl said...

Back in the 80s someone gave me a shirt with a drawing of a guy selling "Fill dirt and croissants." They said it reminded them of me.

Ted Thompson said...

We shall not rest until all unjustly imprisoned clean dirt has been liberated!

Vive La Filth!

Vanda said...

I saw on tv how they make fine organic fertilizer. Firs they take cow dung, it is sorta treated, but not much. Then it's put on this looong wide conveyor beltish looking thing. It has earthworms near the bottom. The worms eat their way up through the dung, popping it out. The worm poop layer is shaved off, while the worms keep moving up, and a new layer of cow dung is placed on top.

Vanda said...

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6TiawLx0J8

Kris said...

"CLEAN DIRT

98% less fat than regular DIRTY DIRT"

Pasadena Adjacent said...

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Petrea said...

Okay, guess how many words I had to look up.

Vanda, the poop didn't phase me but something about all those worms icked me out. Is that the general idea for how composting works too? It's diabolical, but brilliant. I've been meaning to get a composter but I may never do it if I have to have all those worms near the house.

Miss H, this was taken in northwest Pasadena, not South Pas.

After all the rain we've had, my dirt is pretty clean now. I think I can move forward. You?

Merci for your participation. You are all, as Katie said, "a little creepy but not quite." And I mean that in a good way.

Vanda said...

Petrea, earthworms are your friends. They also make excellent fishing bait.

Laurie said...

I'm late to this party but I have to say how much I love this!

Trish said...

I had the same idea AH---a few hours after I posted...poor washing machine...or SHOUT it out! ;-)

elizabeth---but now the autoclave is dirty...how to kasher an autoclave? humnnn.

Miss H---we'll just call it SoPas North...by a few bazillion centimeters...SoPas is fine, well, mostly fine--have you experienced California Concrete most folks have in their backyards in SoPas (hint, dig down a foot or so in most gardens)? My only question is---I know how to feel dirty...how does one feel felonious? ;-)

PA---now THAT's the ticket---get everyone who is underhoused to take a little dirt and viola, problem solved!

Off to dig in my dirt...k, the worm thing is starting to creep me out too...sigh