1. Moths and bleeding canker are destroying the stately elms of Europe (this includes the ones at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, see a photo of me there on the Tendril post). Sick trees are toppling over on unsuspecting motorists. I don't know about you, but the words "bleeding canker" get my creative juices flowing...
2. Giant earthworm takes over backyard. How's that for a picture book idea? My backyard is currently being taken over by toadstools. It's very 1970s retro looking at the moment. All I need now are a couple of frogs and an owl or two.
5. Kim Kardashian's body insecurities. Good God, no. But how about "Snooki and the Black Death"? Isn't that a snappy title for a kids' book? Sorry, I'm getting obsessed again. Jeesh.
6. Trees eating man-made things, like signs. There was an even better photo on a site called satanslaundromat dot com, but I'm afraid to ask permission to use "his" photo. But I might have to go see why Satan needs a laundromat. Although now that I think of it, laundromats generally are rather Hellish, so maybe all laundromats belong to Satan. Who knew?