After a recent storm, I went out to inspect the garden to survey for damages. Fortunately, there wasn’t any and everything was freshly washed with rain. The sun was out bright and strong in a clear, blue sky. Something in the gravel caught my eye. Maybe it’s because my glasses were on the stool, but I couldn’t quite see what the heck it was. Can you see it? It’s that little white dot in the middle of the photo. I had to get a bit closer. Perhaps it was a balloon that had drifted over the garden wall and disintegrated. It was mostly white with some bright colors spreckled in. Is spreckled even a word? You know what I mean. Closer. I needed to get even closer to figure this out. I’m on my knees now. Is it a wadded up balloon? I just can’t tell. It’s some kind of 101 Dalmatians toy doohickey thing-a-ma-bob. How did it even get here? I’ll never know. Probably a crow had it and, while flying over the garden, chose to unload it’s burden. Now, whatever it is is sitting by the garlic chives. The storm brought about another question that I’ve had for some time. Why and how do worms wriggle up concrete steps only to dry out in the sun and leave a mess?
Rain is expected to continue on through the weekend which makes it great weather for Super Bowl Sunday.