Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Moat Shark!


Thanks to last night's thunderstorm, I am now convinced of the effectiveness of the front yard's half-dug swale, which is now a moat:


















And when it comes to my own personal moat, I have two words for y'all: MOAT SHARK!

















Somehow, I'm not quite hearing the theme from Jaws.

6 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Very impressive, Lori! And "swale" sounds so environmental. "Ditch", on the other hand, is kinda hick ;-]

Wonder if a real turtle will show up to hang with the shark?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Scary!

BTW 4 inches of rain is quite normal here, we have that on most days. :-(

Lori said...

Annie - See, this is why I feel like I can't go wrong when I call it a moat, though it is looking a little white trash right now, what with the charred, carbonized remains of a giant tree stump right next to it. Plus, I like the idea of being able to fill a moat with piranhas. Or maybe some ill-tempered sea bass. ;)

Yolanda Elizabet - What's a moat without some creatures with big teeth?!! It's too bad we can't swap some weather between Noord Brabant & Texas. Some of our sunny days for some of your rainy days!

Diana said...

Do you have sentries posted to protect the castle as well? That is a hoot! That's one way to collect rain water!

Lori said...

Diana - Well, I did have two super-pointy 'Bright Edge' yuccas on either side of the porch, but then I moved'em. But no worries-- I'm pretty sure the neighborhood wild beasts (disguised as harmless cats, of course) will be taking up the slack.

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This shark seems to be a falsification, did you poke it with a stick before writing this post ?