Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sucidal Worms

April showers bring May flowers -- and they also bring out the worms.

Worm on driveway It rained A LOT yesterday, and sure enough, this morning the driveway was full of suicidal worms.  When the drive was wet, they probably thought it was a fine idea to wiggle out there and warm up, but now that the sun is out and the drive is drying -- so are they.  And the dim bulbs (well, to be fair -- they have no real brains) just lie there and die.

I was coming back from taking the trash can to the curb and saw a BIG, FAT, GOOSHY worm near the garage and, I don't know what came over me, but I felt sorry for it.  So I did something I never thought I'd do.  I donned a gardening glove, picked it up, and placed it back in the dirt.  Hey, worms are good for the garden, right?  Nature's engineers and all that.

All I can say about the experience is ICK -- major ICK.  But, hopefully s/he'll survive and reproduce and my garden will flourish, right?

Bird and worm If not, there're a lot of robins around looking for lunch.