Thursday, October 27, 2005
And the seasons, they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and down
Besides working, working out, getting groceries, and worrying about the well-being of the coffeehouse twink, I was also doing care and maintenance around my yard yesterday. For all you Southern Hemisphere bitches, it's fall and getting very cold here but fast. PS If you plan on going on and on about the heat you're having in December, just know I'll be showing up to smack you down. Don't make me come down there! Where was I? So as I was putting the patio furniture and grill into storage (I told you I was suburban!), I noticed this big ring in my lawn (check out the photo). It wasn't there last week. Curious. Is it a smaller cousin to the crop circle? Gee, are aliens probing me at night? That would explain a few things. So, coincidentally, I ran into a lawn guy at work today and asked him about it. I was amused but not surprised to learn that I have a fairy circle. You heard me. When he first said it I reflexively looked myself over wondering what he was talking about. So what are these things? He gave me some mumbo jumbo about an old long-gone tree decaying down there, causing a circle of increased nitrogen that was feeding the lawn in that shape. Online, I've found something about a circular fungus colony producing nitrogen to the same effect. I'd kinda like to believe I've been marked as a fairy by the fairies, as we all will be. You know, like my pipedream about all the gays turning purple overnight (well, violet...makes my blue eyes just DANCE). Wouldn't the world be a better place?