My mum’s got a whirlpool. If only!

If it wasn’t for our two Destructo Dogs, who operate more on the side of evil and destruction than on the side of good, I would like a pond and a fountain. You know, something tinkly with a few water lilies and a couple of goldfish.

That was until I saw something so much better.  I need to raise my sights.  Instead of a pool full of green sludge and a couple of mopey fish I could have this. Well okay, no, I couldn’t, but I’d sure like too. A girl can dream, can’t she?

William Pye's whirlpool fountainThis marvel was created by William Pye based on the story of the Greek siren Charybdis. Charybdis pinched the oxen of Hercules (as you do) so the mighty Zeus zapped her with a thunderbolt and changed her into a whirlpool. What? No headful of snakes or anything?This made her kind of cranky and she is spending eternity swallowing hapless ships.

William Pye's whirlpool fountain

All it needs is a few big bitey fish to keep the children from actually jumping in and a few toy boats. Okay, that might be messing with perfection, but it’s my dream so I can have what I want, yeah? Yeah.

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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