A Fishy Story

labrea_gwSeptember 2, 2007

I was minding my own business I swear I was.. taking pictures of some lotus at The NY Botanical Gardens up in The Bronx. The I hear yo yo bud in the heaviest New Yawkese accent a cross between Bugs Bunny, Anne Bancroft, Yogie Bera and Penney Marshall ..yah get the Picture. Then out of the lilly pads I hear it again Yo bud No Pictures>

Well A my name aint Alice so I musn't have fallen down a rabbit hole on the way in. Then I hear a horrible rendition of New Yawk New Yawk

The one fish looks right at me and says wait-a-minute bud we do a great Sinatra and he starts in with shoobee dobee doo

I walked away and sat by the edge of the pond and said I must be losing my mind when I hear Buddy Hacket say did yah hear the one about the blue eyed Koi

All and all I had a great day The Yankees won and I took a million pictures maybe you could deal with 40 or 50 in the link...many beautiful roses

Here is a link that might be useful: Joes day at The Gardens

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Geez Joe i almost burnt my lemon Merangue pie looking at these shots LOL! (Just so long as none of the turtles started telling you jokes !!)
The first picture looks like he has a talk bubble coming out of his mouth LOL
I just love the Lotus shots

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 4:38AM
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can't imagine fish talking with New Yawk accents - around here they all sound like Scarlett or Rhett!!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 6:55AM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

LOL! As long as they didn't sound like Pussy Bumpancero [sp!]...[sopranos]

Really cool shots and very funny!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 8:18AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Variety show fish--how cool. We don't have those in Kansas.

I took your tour of the botanical gardens/rose gardens--loved it. Thank you.


    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 9:39AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

Very funny Joe. I've never been serenaded by a Koi before.


    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 9:50AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Just wonderful - both your photos and your humor :)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 8:28PM
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Joe---You never cease to amaze me-----

thanks for wonderful pictures and your sense of humor------


    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 10:44PM
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The pictures and narrative are great! How do you remember all of the names of the flowers? If you aren't a professional photographer, you should be!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 10:18AM
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Most of the flowers I know from going back year after year I also have a pretty good memory for roses just can't find my keys. Thanks for the compliment I'm not a pro!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 12:33PM
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onewheeler(Z5 N.S.)

Incredible pics. Loved the story. Thanks.


    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 7:29PM
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trishaw(Z7 Upper SC)

I just love Koi. Before my Dad started showing roses he and I showed Koi. If you think dragging rose blooms around is hard, try it with a fish!


PS: I can actually hear those accents too. Scary.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2007 at 12:24PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I loved all the beautiful pictures. 'Fragrant Lace' and 'Leweson Gower' were particularly stunning. It did look like a perfect day--thank you for recording and sharing it.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2007 at 3:28PM
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