Friday, July 11, 2008

Wanna See Something Scary...?

Wanna see something scary?

No, not that. That's a gorgeous flower I found. Although it did remind me of something from Lost in Space, something that might, at any minute, shoot sleep-inducing mist in my direction.

No, not that. That's a baby praying mantis I found in my garden. Give this fellow a couple weeks--until he grows as big as my forearm--THEN he'll be scary.

No, not that either. That's the beagle unimpressed that I was trying to take a good picture of him by the rice fields on his daily walk.

You see, in my neighborhood we have no yards. We have rice fields and vegetable gardens between houses, strange narrow rivers that run up and down strange narrow streets, but no big yards. Because of this people have to put there stuff where they can. Things tend to get cramped and stacked. I've been walking the same 30-minute route for seven years and still I discover new sights every single day.

And yesterday I discovered this!

It's hard to see. I had to lean up and over a gray cinder block fence to take the picture.

It's a cage. And over the cage is thrown a kind of net. You know, so that whatever is placed inside has no hope of escaping. A clever dog must live here, I thought.

Wait. I soon noticed the small chair. Dogs don't sit in chairs.

And if you look closer...there is a table in front of the chair.

Don't be freaked out yet. I totally didn't get a good picture of it, but there was also a plastic cup on the table. WTF?

So much for the dog idea. We're talking opposable thumbs here!

Since the thought of a rowdy child is a little too morbid and sad to consider...I'm thinking monkey. A monkey who likes to sit outside in the garden and drink tea at his table and is prone to running off to bother the neighbors.


What if they have one of these?

Now, THAT would be cool. I'm going check regularly until I figure it out. I'll keep you posted.

*Edit* to add the mysterious flat rock with small ceramic critters and coconut picture. This is right beside the cage.


womaninawindow said...

OK You have me scared and laughing nervously. What's up, man? Can't handle this.

Hilary said...

That's a mystery for sure.. you'd better keep us posted, Nancy Drew!

Ello said...

Ha ha! Maybe it is for a person who likes to be caged in when drinking tea and enjoying nature! Maybe it is a dog that walks on two legs and reads the comics. But I'm betting on the monkey idea.

And that mantis was cute!

laughingwolf said...

hmm... very interesting, kappa

if not a leprechaun, perchance an elf? :O lol

Kappa no He said...

WomanintheWindow, I just realized I forgot to post another picture! Beside the cage is another table with a line of small knick knacks and a coconut. I'll edit to add that in a few. It just keeps getting weirder...

Hilary, Nancy Drew...I like that! When I was a child (an only child) I often pretended I was Harriet the Spy. I kept extensive notebooks about neighbors...I haven't changed at all!

Kappa no He said...

Ello, I'm sooo going to get a picture of the mysterious creature. I might have to change my walk times to late night to do it though!

LaughingWolf, if it's an elf I'll free him and bring him home to live with me. A much better life, I'm sure!

Frank Baron said...

I find myself leaning towards the rowdy kid theory.

However, your guess is as good as mine as to why the refrigerator magnet bears felt it necessary to flee the kitchen.

laughingwolf said...

no doubt of that, kappa ;) lol

Kappa no He said...

Frank, maybe they put two children in there and they must fight for who sits in the chair and who drinks from the cup...and maybe they are in there because they broke said refrigerator magnets and left them outside in the rain.

This is so much fun!

LW, haven't freed an elf yet. Still hoping. Today the cage was again empty. INVISIBLE elf??

laughingwolf said...

possibly! ;) lol

Mary Witzl said...

Kappa, if there is any kind of water there or are any cucumbers, say, then you've got yourself a kappa cage. I'm not kidding: I've heard you can catch them if you've got even a little bit of water and some cucumbers, which they go for big-time. Go out there some time with your camera and take a picture for us!

Hang on: you ARE a kappa, right? Be very, very careful!

Kappa no He said...

He he he....

CrazyCath said...

That is either scary, or intriguing!