I got out this morning to start the first round of 2007 yard work, and as I raked up leaves and sticks, little poofs of dirt-smoke kept flying up into the air. Upon closer inspection, I found these things cozied right down into the earth:
Uck! What IS it? They're about 8 inches wide, look like they're cut from rubber tires, and have little pockets of dusty yuck in the middle. There are about 12 of them, in a 10-foot radius.
My friend Mark suggested they were fungus, but it sounded like he might have been guessing, as he followed up, "it looks like that fungus used in Asian cooking."
Yeah, well, YOU taste it. I think they're Aliens. And smart ones, at that: This one played dead when I picked it up (with gloved hands, of course).
But I swear it's 3 feet closer to the front door than it was this morning...
So, if you don't hear from me in the next threbrwraccppccaaackkkkkkk