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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flavel House Garden in Bloom

May 22, 2010

The Flavel House garden is absolutely gorgeous this year with azaleas, rhododendrons, irises, and other flowers I can't name. For those unfamiliar with the location, the houses you see here are private homes on the other side of Exchange Street. The gables on these Victorian homes look unusual to me. They make me think of farm houses from the Midwest. If anyone can tell me more about the style, I'd be interested.

If you liked Monday's post about the whaling ship Tom & Al that had a number of interesting careers, check back and see the five new links at the end contributed by Midnight Mike. They show the ship in use as a whaler and also as the pilot boat Columbia. Nice photos. Mike also made some interesting comments about the people he knew who were involved in whaling. Have you ever had a whale burger?

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10 comments:

B SQUARED said...

No whale burgers for me. Never had a fish taco, either.

cieldequimper said...

I had a rockgish taco in Seattle. There wasn't much fish in it :-(

I have a feeling these lovely benches are going to end up on another blog! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Make that rockfish... I'm tired.

VP said...

Ciel may be tired but is right about the benches.
For what I know I never ingested willingly any part of a whale and I feel quite comfortable this way.

JM said...

This is beautiful! I love those victorian houses... and VP will love the benches! :-)

Francisca said...

What a lovely spot to just ponder. (VP, you're the one who posts benches, right? I don't do a Daily blog, but I have a few nice bench photos... do you post guest shots?) About the whale burger, ugh; say whale, I think blubber... no thanks.

Lee Spangler said...

One of the most beautiful gardens in Astoria. You captured its mood so well.

VP said...

@ Francisca - Guest shots are welcome!

Small City Scenes said...

It seems everywhere is beautiful this Springy time of year. MB

Clytie said...

No whaleburgers for me, but I did eat rattlesnake once when I was a kid!

Those benches really are inviting, the flowers gorgeous.

I don't know about house styles, but that one on the right kind of puts me in mind of a mushroom.

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