Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Up on the roof


The Rev. Mr. Bernard Healy gave us a wonderful tour of the Pontificio Collegio Irlandese. After which, we climbed the roof and this was the marvelous view to which we were treated. New gazebos had just been installed on the roof, so I offered to my services as gardener. Sadly, there's already a gardener on staff. But I was itching to plant all the shrubs and vines in the new planters. The College has lovely old oleander trees ringing the property and also orange trees heavily-laden with big, fat oranges which also scattered the ground beneath. Though they looked plump and juicy, Bernard warned that they would have a strong taste of petrol. Hmmm, not exactly my idea of organic. But my hands smelled of oranges the rest of the day.

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