September 8, 2008

Overactive imagination

About 30 meters from the entrance of our little office building is a small stand of young bamboo growing right beside a stack of old, dead bamboo. Sometime in the past, the old stand just fell over—probably during a storm and probably because the soil here is shallow, barely covering the adobe foundation of the area. The maintenance crew cut the long stalks off and disposed of them but left the stubs, roots and soil just heaped on the ground. One of my colleagues is terrified by the thought that snakes will crawl out of those holes. Me, I'm waiting for the day when that heap will stand up and stalk off.

young bamboo grove growing on old bamboo pile

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10 comments:

Laurie said...

How odd!

PERBS said...

Odd that it is something we don' see regularly but kinda sad too.

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Paulie

Joy said...

That mound is a bit scary. I'd rather focus on the bamboo :)

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alaya said...

yes, it looks odd.
but i think it's nice environment your office have with bamboo trees.

ken mac said...

sweet potatoes and aflafa sprouts!

angela said...

It does look as if something scary might live there...

JM said...

I love bamboo! Only a few species thrive here, but they never get as big as those, except in greenhouses...

Saretta said...

That does look like a great environment for snakes, mice, worms, spiders...etc!

• Eliane • said...

Aha, awesome! I am sure the pile wispers tons of scary things at night.

babooshka said...

Fortunatley there on no snakes on the isle of man so I be happy with the scary mound.