Has Kangaeroo mentioned that he’s got a garden?
And he loves it!
Just in case he hasn’t, let me remind you again that Kangaeroo Corner is a little Aussie plants garden in comfy outer suburb of Tokyo.
And playing a prominent role in that Aussie garden is the Fountain of Strewth.
At first glance, there seems to be nothing untoward about the fountain (which is actually a bird bath with a solar-power water sprayer, but still….).
Except, of course, that few Tokyo homes have a fountain.
But this is a little special, and that’s where the strewth factor comes into play.
Despite looking like a classical antique work, the bird bath is made of plastic and was as cheap as chips.
But it’s the actual fountain (well, water sprayer), where the real wonder is.
Kangaeroo has tried several of these solar-powered sprayers over the year or so since the garden first sprouted.
They were bought from Aliexpres.com, purveyor of puerile plastics, and most of them performed with the lack of reliability that could be expected.
Except for the current fountain, which went into operation in August last year and has not stopped pumping whenever sunlight has hit it since, even after being frozen over in the sub-zero temperatures last month.
And the birds love it! We get pretty much daily visits from the birdies, though the neighbors aren’t too keen on that development.
Without doubt, the Fountain of Strewth is one of the Seven Wonders of Kangaeroo Corner.