A very long time ago I wrote about a strange phenomenon here at the Manor.
I refer of course to the appearance of holes which crop up for no apparent reason in random places.
Yesterday evening I was wandering across the field when I spotted a new one. Once again it defies all logic. Where the fuck did it come from?
There are a few things to note here. It is around two inches in diameter and is nearly circular. It is around ten or eleven inches deep and seems to widen a bit near the bottom. It is nearly big enough to squeeze my hand into and its sides are rough so it isn’t an old pipe to plug in a clothes line [there is one of those in the garden but I’m damned if I can find it!].
The strangest thing though is that there is no soil around it as there would be if something had dug it out. In fact I had a bit of trouble finding it again this morning, and had to pull back the grass to expose it.
Is it a sink hole? Is the entire field about to suddenly disappear into an underground cavern? Have I inadvertently found an old mine shaft? Did someone creep in and plant a no-smoking notice on my lawn and then have second thoughts?
Life is full of mysteries.