The Amazing Tightrope Walkers ~ Mountain Mama

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Amazing Tightrope Walkers

Behind my house, there is a wetlands area. Before the wetlands, there is a big chunk of HOA property that has a playground (we affectionately call it the plague-ground because the prairie dogs were practically under it when we moved in), and a half-hearted attempt at a volleyball court.

Right now, the only purposes it serves are a vampire larvae mosquito nesting ground after a few days of rain, and a catch-all for every weed species you can imagine. Since the National Seed Lab is only six miles away, I feel having all this weed selection, a mere stone's throw from our lawn is redundant.

But two intrepid gentlemen have figured out how to get the most out of their HOA dues.

What They Made:

Behold: the tightrope walkers.

Isn't this the coolest thing you have ever seen? They're very nice guys and more often than not, they end up teaching a few tight rope lessons to the neighborhood kids.

I decided not to post their names because I fear the HOA would disapprove and I sort of like having the Greatest Show On Earth in my backyard.

Plus, it gives the vampire larvae mosquitoes variety.


  1. This is way cool! You should learn.

  2. Slacklining is all sorts of fun, though I haven't played with it in ages. Maybe James and I will have to bike down there and set up our own line- I don't think we have any good trees or posts on our block. :P

  3. Vampire Larvae - hehehehehe, love it!

    I'm with ya on keeping your private circus on the down low, HOA has a way of clamping down on the cool stuffs. ;)

  4. Reminds me of a documentary I recently watched, which was really good.

  5. That is so neat! I've always wanted to be a tightrope walker... alas, I could not even keep myself steady on a balance beam, so I figure a tight rope is probably not in my future. How cool that you get to watch them all the time though!


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