The Pumpkin that Ate My Backyard
It began as a $1.49 seedling at Home Depot which I bought for my step-son to plant.
He planted it, as heedless 9-year-old boys will, in an obscure corner of a sandy bed under some ice-plants. It seemed to me at the time that the pumpkin was going to have a short and shady life.
But then, after about a month, it seemed to suddely clamber across my terrace. Then it strangled the corn plants. That gave it HUNGER and it ate the chair. When it approached the deck it lunged, fell back and sprouted this "fruit" of the vine.
Now it is trying to invade my neighbor`s yard. Last night I heard them outside calling plaintively for their new puppy to come back in, "Sloopy! Little Sloopy! Sloopy, come!"
But answer came there none...Posted by Vanderleun at July 29, 2003 10:19 AM | TrackBack