i had every intention on writing an open letter to californian's who are ripping up their lawns to put in stupid shit like rocks.. mulch.. wood chips.. etc.. and i was going to say something like i realize that it's becoming fashionable (or maybe it's just affordable) to replace your lawn with other things these days. and i was going to admit that while i'll probably never fully love this concept because i really love the way grass looks... (call me crazy, but i just sort of feel like front yards should um... have a yard... with a lawn.. to run on... and fall on.. and play on) i understand the plight of our constant water shortages (even if i may never understand it.. it seems to do nothing but freaking rain up here).. our high water bills.. and the maintenance factor of having a lawn. i get why people are tearing up their pretty green grass and putting rocks down instead. nothing to mow! nothing to water! i get it. truly i do.
and while i guess that this it is acceptable to have nothing but wood chips and weird desert plants in the front of your house, i must draw the line and put my foot down at what i've been seeing lately.
IT IS NOT OKAY TO TEAR UP YOUR LAWN AND START GROWING CORN IN YOUR FRONT YARD. this is not only freaking ridiculous, it's just plain weird. i mean, are you trying to hide your house from the world.. because no one can see your it behind your CORN. IN THE FRONT YARD. are you raising the children of the corn? we're not in iowa okay? plant that shit in your backyard where no one else is forced to look at it. i mean, it's awesome that you are growing food to eat and maybe sell and i think that's cool. but it's just freaking odd to have entire enormous stalks of corn growing in your front lawn area. but then again, maybe it's just me.
or maybe not?
but see.. that? right there? that is where my conscience crept in. because i went and took a picture of said corn growing in the front yard.. and then I FOUND ANOTHER HOUSE GROWING CORN IN THE FRONT YARD... and then i was taking pictures of other things that i thought were totally not okay to put in your front yard instead of grass and then i started to feel fucking terrible about being such a judgemental bitch. (clearly not that terrible, since i still posted one of the pics) but i felt bad about all the pictures i took. and i decided that i couldn't post them all. and i deleted them from my camera, feeling mean and nasty the whole time.
i guess it's one thing to have thoughts and opinions, but it's another to take pictures of people's homes and then totally make fun of them without knowing their personal situation, or anything about them. you know? so yeah.
but you still shouldn't grow corn in your front yard.