This month I am staying at my grandma's property that we rent in Tucson, as it is transitioning between renter's and we are keeping the studio for using when in town. One morning last week when I went outside to walk across the backyard to the front house where I have been using the fridge and thought it smelled funny. Not necessarily a bad smell, but odd. Then I noticed there was oddly some things on the ground on the dirt part of the yard I had just cleaned up the day before when I was rediscovering the brick path (another post on that later!). Since, I had just been working in that part of the yard I knew it had to be something newly there.
It turned out that it was onions in the yard. Now suddenly finding onions in your backyard may not be a bad thing. However, mushy cooked whole onions that must have been thrown over the wall or fence from a neighbor's yard is not the kind of way you want to find onions in your backyard. Of all the strange things that end up in our yards living in the university neighborhood, this certainly ranks as the most incomprehensible strangeness.