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Hats are off to the Phinney Ridge, Irish Plum Tree.

     Lucky ShamrockIt is St. Patrick’s Day on Phinney Ridge in Seattle.

Irish Plums     Lucky ShamrockThis is the second post in a series of posts I am doing to document the seasons of a plum tree in the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood of Seattle.  The last post was for Valentine’s Day.   As long as I have been in the Northwest, the owners of this tree have decorated it for whatever holiday was applicable. 

    Lucky ShamrockTo me, this shows a lot of commitment, and I hope the decorators get all the kudos they deserve for what must take a lot of effort.  It also makes me wonder what their storage facilities look like----to keep track of all the lights and ornaments for the different holidays. 

     Lucky ShamrockUp next----the Easter Bunny.

     Lucky ShamrockThe tree is always spectacular----whether night or day.  One cannot miss it as you head down the hill West on 65th Street, from Greenwood Ave.

     Lucky ShamrockIf you are in the area----check it out.

     Lucky ShamrockHere is a little Irish Music for you----and now go get your Irish on!

 

 

Charles Buell

 

 

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Comment balloon 28 commentsCharles Buell • March 16 2010 09:34AM

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A holiday I love. :)  I wear green all week.  I have shamrock earrings too.  My Donald has a shamrock tattoo.  His mom was born in Ireland.  I love their tree.  I used to hang easter eggs in a tree when Abigail was little, I've let the tradition go over the past few years.  Thanks for sharing their tree with those of us who won't be able to drive by.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

Tammy here is picture of the full tree.

Irish Plum Tree

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Charles - Thanks for the photo. Because of my Irish heritage I'm always appreciative of those who celebrate our traditions--although I suspect Ireland has never seen a tree such as this!  Here's my favorite Celtic curse:

MAY THOSE THAT LOVE US, LOVE US

AND THOSE THAT DON'T LOVE US

MAY GOD TURN THEIR HEARTS

AND IF HE CAN'T TURN THEIR HEARTS

MAY HE TURN THEIR ANKLES

SO WE'LL KNOW THEM BY THEIR LIMPING

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) over 10 years ago

Hey, Charlie, I kno that tree. Thoses folks have a lot of fun with it year around.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago

Great fun Charles. Those people are lucky to have you immortalize their dedication and holiday spirit.

 

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 10 years ago

John, very cool curse :)

Glenn, I suspected you might----being such a main street across town

Craig---that is my goal :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Charles, you are the only one who can throw a party on your blog! 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

Okay, now I'm totally amazed.  I can NOT believe it is blooming.  We've been so cold down here in the deep south that everything is running a month behind schedule and not blooming yet.  The forsythia just popped this week.  No trees yet.  Thanks Charles.  It's beautiful.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

Wow, you have flowering buds already!  Not around here, for at least a few weeks.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 10 years ago

My mom is about three quarter Irish so you can imagine my upbringing. She would love that tree.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 10 years ago

That reminds of a family I knew growing up. They had an artificial Christmas tree that they kept up all year, and decorated accordingly with each holiday.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) over 10 years ago

Carla, you can too :)

Tammy this one is almost gone by---it was blooming on Valentine's day

Jay, see comment #8

James, and Quarello is such a good old Irish name :)

Troy---too funny :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Betcha a hundred bucks these are really fun people!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago

Oh how cute is that! There's a reason green is my favorite colour! :-) 

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Charles, great job giving them some recognition!  Well deserved!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Debi, I would not bet against you on that :)

Liz, you can't get more green than Irish

Tony & Darcy----I wonder if they will ever know :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi Charles:

I stopped by to wish you a Happy St Patrick's Day from the team at National Credit Fixers!

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 10 years ago

Oh Mr Charles,

So hilarious for all. I am hiding under that top hat, center.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Matt, and the same to you

Nutsy---I imagine today is the day you get a little green behind the gills as they say

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

I was going to comment about we need to see Nutsy dressed as a Leprechaun and there he is.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Gene, but this is more accurate:

Nutsy will be getting lucky tonight

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

DAD!

Sneaky blog-linker.

Posted by Lena over 10 years ago

Yup

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

I'm loving the tree and the owners spirit!!    I kept a small Christmas tree in my office one year...for the whole year--- decorated it accordingly for the seasons/holidays... :)     It was a great conversation piece.     Have a great day Charlie!

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

Love the picture.  What fun they must have decorating and then seeing everyone's reaction.  They propably can't wait to see that guy with the camera come out and take the bunny tree shot.

Posted by Diane Osowiecki, Greater Nashville Real Estate (Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty) over 10 years ago

Kara, hope you had a nice green day too.

Diane----they are probably blogging about the nut case that is stalking their tree :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi, Charlie. It's nice to see people having so much fun...that tree obviously gives them..and oters...alot of pleasure!

I LOVED John's Irish curse! (comment #3) Leave it to him!

How about this..."May the wind at your back not be the result of the corned beef and cabbage you ate for lunch!"

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 10 years ago

Leslie, gotta love the corned beef and cabbage "weather" :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

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