The last full moon of 2005 has risen, and I have only a slight inclination to go out and howl at it. I'm sure it's for the best if I don't. Not only is howling at the moon generally frowned upon here, but it would be likely set off the neighborhood dogs. Still, it would be nice to do something to commemorate the year's last full moon. I wonder if there's enough beer in the house to get me drunk?
There's this azalea plant by the driveway which still has several white flowers on it. I don't think azaleas are supposed to bloom in December around here. The azaleas in the back yard haven't had flowers on them for a couple of months now. Could I have a mutant azalea on my hands? True, its location does give it a lot of sunlight, but I would think that the air has been too cold for blossoms for some time. The only other thing I can think of is that the leach lines of the neighbor's septic system might run along their side yard, and the heat from their waste water is warming the ground around the plant's roots enough to fool it into thinking that it's still summer. This is a rather disturbing thought, though, as the peach tree by the fence is very close to the blooming azalea, and that would mean that the peaches might be getting leach line water. Eww!
I'll ponder that while I go take my shower.