Sunday, May 29, 2011
Water Volcano is Completely Gone!
The water volcano in my Library's courtyard is gone--completely gone! It is as if it were blown right off the face of the earth. Am I exaggerating? You be the judge.
MPL Courtyard, as seen from just outside
Indiana Roving Reporter Room
Zoomified Photo of Previous Location
of Courtyard Water Volcano
Compare this to how the water volcano looked until quite recently.
Water Volcano Four Months Ago (as Shown in Previous Blog)
Water Volcano from a couple weeks ago (as Shown in Previous Blog)
There's also a photo of the water volcano from the secret rocket transport blog post, but you get the picture. It was there, and now it's gone, all gone. What's up with that?
Could U.F.O.s from an advanced alien civilization have come and removed the water volcano for some nefarious purpose? Perhaps it erupted like Krakatoa (1883), obliterating the water volcano's entire structure? An eruption that large would have made an enormous noise. I didn't hear anything. Plus there's no water vapor cloud (like an ash cloud for lava-erupting volcanoes). I'm convinced this disappearance was no natural phenomenon.
During last Friday's (5/27/2011) MPL Summer Reading Kickoff Festival Bigbash, which set attendance records, despite cool, overcast weather (way to go, Broadway Gal and company!), I saw two water kiddies playing around at the water volcano site. The next day, as I dropped by the Library to turn in some stories, I saw the duo sitting atop one of the featured book displays.
Suspicious Water Kiddies Playing Atop
Book Display (in the Great Hall)
Perhaps these two pixies took the water volcano. Okay, li'l rascals, where were you on the night of . . .
Just the Facts, Ma'am,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Water Resources News Beat
P.S. The water volcano's disappearance prompted as our musical closer "Already Gone," by the Eagles, from the On the Border album (1974).
P.P.S. For one of my photo captions, I borrowed from "Gone, Long Gone," by Chicago, from the Hot Streets LP (1978).
P.P.P.S. We mustn't forget "Gone, Gone, Gone" by the Everly Brothers, shown here live on the television program Shindig! (November 18, 1964)