View Full Version : THINK SPRING, more lawn pics.

Eric ELM
01-27-2001, 11:50 PM
I added some more lawn pictures today to my website. There are 22 now, so if some of you Northerners want to think SPRING and see some green instead of all this WHITE stuff, they are there if you want to see them.

I have DSL and I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to tell me if they load OK on a phone modem. I have never put this many pictures on one page. Please let me know how they load.

I fixed the double picture problem and added even more pictures with a total of 31 now. If you have looked at it today already, you probably will need to refresh on that page to see them all.

[Edited by Eric ELM on 01-28-2001 at 01:43 PM]

01-27-2001, 11:54 PM
We have AOL at home and it took approximately 45 seconds to download your pics.

Thanks for them rays of sunshine,

01-27-2001, 11:59 PM
They load and look fine! Sears house! Where's the Sears house!?

01-28-2001, 12:17 AM
The pictures look really awesome Eric.
I was beginning to forget what green actually looked

I'm not positive but I think maybe the 5th picture and the
16th picture are the same. Take a look.

I can't decide what picture I like the best. So many to choose from.


01-28-2001, 12:36 AM
Eric some of the pictures are still wet from the touch ups.
Really should wait until they dry before you put them up.

01-28-2001, 07:39 AM
Paul a "ROOKIE" moderator should have more respect for the "SENIOR" moderator ;)

Eric, Very nice pics, no prob loading but I'm on cable (5 sec's max.) Lots of hits on that site too mayby you should sell some ad space.

01-28-2001, 08:20 AM
i like the way your stipes look ,on picture 2 and 17 did those trees grow after you got done cutting or does dixie choppers have a gohst feature ,looks like you went right through them and also #12 did you shut the blades off before the rocks ,looks like you went through theme to, no wonder you dont have your name on the sides of your truck
every one would be calling you to do ther lawns

01-28-2001, 08:26 AM
Nice pictures. Question... How do you continue the stripping when you come onto a tree ring?

01-28-2001, 08:36 AM
Eric, very nice. Loaded in about two minutes. I have the grandmother of slow ISPs. It's a local server for this rural area and we have lots of problems.


Davis TLC
01-28-2001, 10:48 AM
Good looking pics there Eric. As always you show us how a great lawn should look. The Dixie Choppers put the good stripes in, I run a DC and I also have the best stripes in my town. Keep up the great work.

Didn't take too long on my connection to load. I have a slower ISP, waiting on DSL or cable to come in.

01-28-2001, 11:18 AM
Looks great Eric, man i need a DC and some of those lawns!

01-28-2001, 12:36 PM
I wish there were properties like that around here. We have houses like that but the lawns are a lot smaller. No wonder you need a DC for those. Nice stripes.

01-28-2001, 01:37 PM
Nice lawns Eric. I have a cable modem, Roadrunner AT&T and those pictures came up instantaneously.

01-28-2001, 01:40 PM
Beautiful pics, Eric. Even out in sunny California we're not that green yet. :)

However, you simply must share your secrets on the tree rings and rock beds. How do you do it? ;)


01-28-2001, 02:19 PM
Thoughs are some great pic. Keep up the fine cutting.

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 02:36 PM
To make it look like you drove through the tree or beds, you have to mow up to it and not turn until you are right there. If you start turning before, it makes the stipe crocked. The advantage of an ODCD is you can mow around a tree either way and not get clippings in the mulch, so that is one big secret, if you want to call it that. Being able to go around the tree from either side allows you not to mess up your striping pattern. :)

I fixed the double picture problem and added even more pictures with a total of 31 now. If you have looked at it today already, you probably will need to refresh on that page to see them all.

[Edited by Eric ELM on 01-28-2001 at 01:41 PM]

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 06:59 PM
It's been a slow day on Lawnsite, so I uploaded a total of 40 pictures now. See how that all loads on a phone modem and let me know if you would.

I wish I was out cutting them now. :)

01-28-2001, 08:26 PM
Mow Ed I posted that when he was a junior member like I was:)
No Eric has some nice lawns, he is going to have to learn a good photo retouching software program, it's taking him all day for the paint to dry. I told him to use his wife's blow drier but he said that it smudged the pictures.

Eric use the low setting

01-28-2001, 08:37 PM
to download from aol.com

Eric I have just one question:
Are there any proerties on your route under 29m/sf -lol

Thanks againg for the rays of sunshine.

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 11:04 PM
75 seconds isn't to bad for that many pictures. Thanks for letting me know.
100% are smaller than you mentioned. :)

01-29-2001, 10:33 AM
With my AOL phone modem. Might have been under a minute, as a matter of fact but I didn't time it precisely. All I know is I had a bevy of beautiful lawn cuts on my computer screen in no time flat.

Great work!


Eric ELM
01-29-2001, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the compliments and getting back to me on the loading time. When you last loaded, there were 40 total pictures there, so around a minute isn't bad for that many of them. If I look outside, all I see is snow covered lawns, so seeing some green, even if it is on the puter, sure helps with the Winter Blues. :)

It will be 2 more months here before we will be even thinking about mowing again. Come on Spring.

01-29-2001, 06:48 PM
2 seconds is all the time it took. I have a cable modem.
The pics are great Eric. You make those lawns look like a,
Million dollars!!!!!!!

Your clients love your work ill bet.


01-29-2001, 11:28 PM
I was also curious to know ,,,

??? Do you stay within a perimeter type cut or do you cross over walks and driveways to keep your lines uniform ???

Thanks Kris

Eric ELM
01-30-2001, 12:20 AM
It depends on the weather, if it's wet I don't go across driveways and sidewalks, since it messes them up with clippings when you drive over them.

01-30-2001, 01:05 AM
As always Eric very nice pics.........Loaded in less than 5 secs.

02-09-2003, 10:04 AM
Since the tensions seem to be starting to run high as everyones getting ready for the snow to go away or have begun to spruce up properties a little bit here and there when they can in the south -- in Erics good sense of humor I thought I would re-surface this old post so that some of the yankees can see the green grass they so long for -LOL!!

02-09-2003, 11:05 AM
Nice lawns Eric, keep up the good work! I can't take this weather anymore. Two days ago I was doing tree work, the next day there was 9" on the ground. Just when I thought we would catch a break. Thanks for the green, put a smile on my depressed face! :help:

02-09-2003, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by paponte
Nice lawns Eric, keep up the good work!

I believe that he is.:angel:

02-09-2003, 05:28 PM
paponte-will you please do some research on Eric Elm?

02-09-2003, 05:31 PM
MowEd;I'd say Eric has the most important lawn of all of us.When only the best will do.LOL

02-09-2003, 06:10 PM
nice thread :)
thanks eric, wherever you may be mowing....

02-09-2003, 09:35 PM
Great work! Truely one of the BEST!