I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have driven past this place. Yet, I had never noticed these oddities before the other day. What are they? Well, of course they are shrubs, manicured beyond definition, but that’s not what I meant. What I meant is – what ARE they?
For all intents and purposes, they look like plants acting like tombstones. Their random placement and their forced, upright, polished perfection give them away. I can just hear the dialog at the funeral home; “…. A less expensive, and more temporary option is our living rock. Naturally – to make it easy on families, you understand – it comes with a standard maintenance contract, which includes watering and regular pruning…. Oh yes, fertilizer is built in, so to speak. Once the living rock has lived out its life, your plot will be passed on to a different user…. Pardon, what was that? Oh no, it is very rare that the life span of our green option is shorter than the mourning period. It is very practical that way – so much less to worry about…”
What do you all think? Is that what they really are? I couldn’t stop laughing when I first saw them. So very quirky and weird… I don’t think I’ve ever seen its like before. Have you?