In The Garden: Zombie Gnomes!

il_570xN.511178647_japhLet this be a warning–it’s getting to be garden season, my yard is a disaster area of broken stuff, half-finished projects from last year, fallen stuff, stuff that got crushed by fallen stuff, an old fiberglass truck cap, some seriously maintenance-ready cold frames, and one highly abused trampoline that has really and truly seen better days.

Can you say “Appalachian trailer park?”  I thought you could.

Right now, my driveway is partially occupied by a large installation art piece–a sculpture, really–on the turn-of-the-century awakening of the American automobile industry and it’s attempts to re-imagine and recover il_570xN.437896182_gw8sit’s international relevance, both pre- and post-9/11 petroleum inflation.  It’s a compelling piece, though somewhat worn and weathered.

(On a related note, if anyone is interested in a 1998 Buick LeSabre with 170,000 miles–auto-adjusting rear suspension is shot, muffler bracket is broken from frame, and it needs either front brakes or bearings.  It used to be fast–it swings the big 3.8L six–still has leather seats….just saying.  But I digress….)

I might consider a trade for one of these…











Badass, right?  Well, don’t tell me.


About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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7 Responses to In The Garden: Zombie Gnomes!

  1. Debra says:

    Scary but it happens. It happens MORE THAN YOU WOULD THINK =0


  2. OK. I confess. Not lawn ornaments that would make their way to my yard. Then again, I don’t do lawn ornaments. Grabbed my attention, though! Thanks for the follow.


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