This is how it goes in the backyard pretty much whenever I do more than a cursory scoop-up of figs a-fallen and poop o’ doggin. If I stop to look a little closer at the ground, all sorts of stuff is revealed. Here’s this morning’s haul, all of it relatively trivial (especially the broken glass, of which there is an infinite supply) but not at all expected (click to enlarge):


1) Four pieces of broken glass from three different sources; 2) Two pieces of coal; 3) One red La Corona cigar tube cap; 4) One pink glass bead; 5) One Yale doorlock mechanism.