Friday, July 27, 2012
The concrete started flowing at 7:50 am, and they were done and cleaning up at 8:37. Here it is common to use a concrete pump to move the liquid concrete via a very heavy hose from the truck to the application. The Pumpmeister has a control box on his belt that can remotely start or stop the flow of concrete. The concrete truck guy is responsible for attending to the level of concrete in the pump hopper, and he must stop his flow if the Pumpmeister stops his.
The guys used a 2x4 piece of lumber to shape the wet concrete.
Looks a little like a skateboard park.
To make up for the excitement of concrete pouring, a few flowers. The Hymocallis is always photogenic.
The rose 'Jacsegra' is sometimes photogenic, too.
The neighbor's Arbutus unedo with its ornamental fruit. I thought long and hard about Arbutus, because the neighbor's trees are lovely, but chose instead Lagerstroemia for Cercis replacements because squashed-fruit-on-pavement doesn't work. Also the branching of Lagerstroemia is so much more graceful. It wasn't at all about the flowers.
Speaking of fruit, almost time for figs..
Mr. Lizard survived The Pour.
Less fortunate was the bottom of one of the kitchen chairs. Boris and Natasha, I'm looking at you...