"It's really pretty simple if you think about it. When you fertilize your lawn in early fall, you put food into the plants' systems before they go dormant for winter. When the plants wake up in the warmth of spring, they have an available food supply to get them off to a good start. Fall fertilizer is like a sourdough starter for your lawn!"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.