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Dick's Journal

Dick's Journal

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Thanks to Brian

23 October 2017 17:41:31

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Ophelia passed over my place. While it was not welcome, it didn't seem to do much damage. I noticed a branch that came off the liquidambar but unless you saw the branch on the ground, you would not miss it. Storm Brian seemed less dangerous and yet when I went out the back which faces south, I noticed something. At first it seemed superfluous. To day was a beautiful  day, good temperature and no wind, not what you would expect in late October. I went out with secateurs and pruning saw. Some branches were removed. A pair of loppers took over later on and more wood was removed. Eventually  I had decided to call it a day, remembering the operation I had. I will return perhaps to morrow. The amount of damage done to cultivated plants was small. It was mainly trees which were there when I came here in 1977. One tree that I noticed to day lay horizontally and as a result I was unable to get at work I had done with roses and the like. However, bit by bit I will get it under control. Sorry the camera is out of action but I will look after that  as well. By the way, I hear that the Danes came to Ireland recently to have a go at the Irish. However where the two armies met was not in Clontarf but at the other side of the river. What was the name of the man leading the Irish in Clontarf?  Answer:Brian.


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Jackie Jackie 24 October 2017 09:05:07

Glad to hear there wasn’t too much damage Dick. We escaped the worst here too thankfully. It’s very mild for the time of year which is great. I hate Oct/Nov so it doesn’t feel as bad when it’s so mild out. 


fraoch fraoch 24 October 2017 13:10:57

Glad it wasn't too bad, Dick.


DeclanTipp DeclanTipp 25 October 2017 00:46:45

Let’s hope the Irish raid on Copenhagen next month is a winning one Dick !


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 25 October 2017 01:21:37

Those fallen trees will take a bit of clearing up Dick - you are wise to take it a bit at a time - take care of yourself and don't be in too much of a hurry getting things done!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 October 2017 09:31:38

You have all winter to tackle those trees, Dick.


Dick Dick 16 November 2017 15:59:41

Thank you all. My nephew Eoin called a few days ago. He had seen the light work I had done. He plans to bring along the chain saw and do a real job on the wood. What would you say is the name of his brother, just over a year older? Answer Brian.

Declan, perhaps if the two armies met in Parnell Park(near Clontarf) the Irish might have won as they did in 1014 when led by Brian's men. 


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