Thursday, July 23, 2009


I had taken more photos around the park, so here are various of my favorites, with little comment.

My next door neighbor's pretty front garden.

Couldn't resist this closeup

Stands tall near the front of the park.

Another closeup

Mix of flowers and rocks near the clubhouse.

Kinda neat!


A lot of shade

I like the closeups.

Part of a beautiful arrangement.

Silent sentinals.

This front yard is just a mass of color!

Fun time:


The following is an exchange of correspondence between a customer and the Irish Rail:

Gentlemen, I have been riding trains daily for the last two years, and the service on your line seems to be getting worse every day. I am tired of standing in the aisle all the time on a 14-mile trip. I think the transportation system is worse than that enjoyed by people 2,000 years ago.
Yours truly,
Patrick Finnegan

Dear Mr. Finnegan,
We received your letter with reference to the shortcomings of our service and believe you are somewhat confused in your history. The only mode of transportation 2,000 years ago was by foot.
Iarnrod Eireann

I am in receipt of your letter, and I think you are the ones who are confused in your history. If you will refer to the Bible, Book of David, 9th Chapter, you will find that Balaam rode to town on his ass. That, gentlemen, is something I have not been able to do on your train in the last two years!
Yours truly,
Patrick Finnegan


  1. Loved the flowers, and loved the punchline!

  2. That mass of color sure does look like it might have some award-winning dahlias in it!

    BTW, can estrelitzia grow in your climate? Chip and Pep might enjoy the company!

  3. Oh wait, there it is. Playing hide-n-seek I guess.