Okay, this will be a test of what happens when someone (me, the guinea pig) criticizes a garden – a beloved public one, at that. But come ON, all the gardenbloggers visiting the Bloedel Reserve during the recent Fling noticed the sprinklers going off while it was raining, and SURELY in that ultra-green haven with heavy rainfall even in July, the sprinklers weren't really needed!
Just in case I got up the nerve to write about this, I asked Susie McCoy to pose with the offending sprinkler, and trust me, the umbrella wasn't just a prop for effect.
And I'm hoping someone can explain for me why anyone would power-blow a just-mown lawn. Again, in the rain, mind you. Notice that the worker is NOT blowing the driveway but the turfgrass itself.