Friday, February 5, 2010

What Happens When It Rains

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.DSC_1039_2910 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.DSC_1040_2911 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.DSC_1041_2912 I’m on my knees now.  Is it a wadded up balloon?  I just can’t tell.DSC_1042_2913 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.DSC_1043_2914 Now, whatever it is is sitting by the garlic chives.  The storm brought about another question that I’ve had for some time.DSC_1007_2878 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.

1 comment:

g said...

One of my first memories is of seeing earthworms on sidewalks after a long rain. I must have been 3 or 4, in New Kensington PA.

How funny a toy like that would have been dropped into your garden. It's a token, or a good luck charm - like a Cargo Cult kind of thing. you should enshrine it in a funny little way.