Monday, August 15, 2011


All kinds -- beautiful, different, functional, fun.

Left, right, left, right, left ...

Very modernistic.


That seems like a practical idea.

But looking down makes me dizzy.

Really quite beautiful for a modern look.

Quite unusual.  Looks very open.
But then look at the following pic.

Looks like it's hanging on for dear life!

Where are my slippers, dear?
In the second stair from the bottom.

Looks like a tree t.

Inside, looking down

Magical illusion.  Any ideas how this works?

Beautiful, and easy way down

Humor --

A man who lived alone decided he wanted a pet, so he went to a pet store.  He looked around, but could not make up his mind, so the store owner suggested a parrot he had at a special price.  "Does it talk? inquired the man.  "Oh, yes," he was assured, "the bird can certainly talk."  Thinking the parrot would be good company, the man bought the bird and took it home.

Could it talk?  Good grief, yes!  This parrot had the foulest, most obscene language the man had ever heard!  It would not shut up.  And its behavior was no better, flying around and crashing into things, chewing on virtually everything, and generally being a nuisance.  After a couple of days of this the man could no longer stand it.  He grabbed the bird and threw it into the freezer.

Now the parrot spewed out language that would make a sailor blush.  Then after several minutes there was complete silence.  Nothing.  Well the man didn't really intend to freeze the bird, so he opened the freezer door.  The parrot very gently stepped out onto his hand , and said, "I'm sorry for my poor behavior, and I apologize for my bad language.  I promise I will never do that again.  May I ask what the chicken did?"


  1. The tree one. I want the tree one. Definitely. Followed by the twiggy-branched tree one. (Do you see a treend here?

  2. I live in a "bungalow" (rancher) but boy, I'd love extra stories if I could get a nifty staircase!

  3. great photos - I've never even thought of a slide with a staircase - but as fun as the pictures were, I enjoyed the story immensely more! Excellent punch line.