Remember a while back, when Sheri and I were creating a fake dying lawn? We bought large pieces of raffia matting and then Sheri dyed it to look like an unloved lawn. We had originally been sent a large sample piece of pre-dyed raffia, as a sample of this material. This excess chunk of fake grass had been migrating around the shop and collecting dust for months.
I've been keeping a compost pile in my garden. Most of it is the stuff that I prune or weed out of the garden. I also add veggie waste, some of which comes from home. Robb is pretty sweet about my doing this. Keeping a container of vegetable peels on the kitchen counter would drive some people insane. I love the idea of composting, and truth be told, I don't have anyway of throwing away the garden waste. I suppose I could drag it back into the studio, and toss it in our dumpster. We pay for trash removal, and doing that seems like a really stupid waste of money.
What on earth do any of these facts have in common?
I was trying to find a way to keep the compost pile moist, as it was becoming more of a dessicated heap of twigs than an actual source of compost. I initially tried to put some kind of tarp down, but what I had just blew away. In the end, I covered the compost with the big sample of fake grass. It totally cracks me up.
And, amazingly, the lizards have taken to climbing on it. This delighted both me and Sheri to no end. Even Mister Lizard look pretty content with the arrangement.