Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Dublin Flooding
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.
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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