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Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day

Notable Entries
Something political
Gollum and Guns
Chain Saw
The Creeper Escapes
The Mad Cow
Thoughts in the Dark
More politics (Zod!)
Not a cloud
Groundhog Hog
Strangulation hazard
Ultimate Elephant
Pod me!
Robot Ninja Pirate
Not my fault
Ken's Robot
Pain is my Guide
Physical Therapy
Pod du Jour
A Week in Ireland
Rough to Finished
A Week in Norway
Bass Player
Dublin Flooding
  [Flooding in St. Stephen's Green]

October 26, 2011

The day before I arrived (Sunday Oct 23, 2011, I think), Dublin got a month's worth of rain in one day (literally). 85mm (3.3") in a day, with an average for October being 65mm (2.5"), with over an inch falling in 1 hour. The largest recorded rainfall for one day there ever. Lots of flooding, lots of problems, my cab had to take an alternate route to the hotel from the airport, and we passed places with large areas of standing water. Later, while in a park, St. Stephen's Green, I noticed some pretty ponds with cultivated flowers in the center. After a bit, I noticed there was no boundary between the grass and the pond and, in fact, there was cultivated grass (like a putting green) in all of the ponds. They were, in fact, all just part of the flooding, they just happened to look very pretty and fit with the park. This picture was made from two pictures stitched together, so there is a little lighting imbalance at the seam, but it was a quick job.

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I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.

Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't. I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background image, just click on the image.

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