Thursday, March 22, 2007
Me: Did you see this wierd orange fungus stuff all over the grass?! What is it?
Hubby: Isn't it from that cedar tree right over your head?
I shouldn't be surprised -- I have a hard enough time recognizing people when I see them out of context.* So I guess not recognizing the cedar-quince rust I wrote about last year when it was in the grass (instead of on a tree) is not so surprising.
This is near a bird feeder, so I'm not sure if the birds knocked it off, or if it just fell off.
* If I normally see Ms. XYZ only in a certain place, then I'm not guaranteed to recognize her if I see her somewhere else. For example, I might not recognize my librarian if I run into her at the grocery store. This has gotten worse since we started doing craft shows and see a LOT of people. It probably also has to do with age. (I just realized that this doesn't usually happen if I know the person's name. But since I'm so bad at remembering names that revelation is probably not going to help me much.)
If it had been cedar-apple rust (see last year's post) I think I would have remembered those alien-invasion-looking things, even in the grass!