spring: a little CUTE overload

5/10/09 15:03

Aside from the most obvious signs: being able to walk outside without turning into a puddle of sweat or sneezing your head and face off from pollen, we don’t often see many more natural indicators that DC is experiencing this mystical and rare occurrence that other states have been known to call Spring. On our walk around the monuments yesterday, James, Vincent and I spotted this little bunch of ducklings* broadcasting cuteness waves for a good 10 feet around them. I got as close as I dared, as the parents were swimming over to investigate, to take some photos. The ducks and geese on the Mall are obviously not scared of people and while it might have made a great story, I didn’t care to blog about being chased off by an angry mother duck.

5/10/09 15:38

Other than seeing nature in action in the Reflecting Pool, it was a gorgeous day to be outside. Not too many people outside and the occasional breeze blowing. Though when we got up right next to the Washington Monument, something I haven’t done in a long time, the wind got really strong. It made for great flag whipping and kite flying weather, but it bordered a bit on “scary wind.” It didn’t last too long, but we headed away from the Mall and into the city to round out the day and be among some civilization. Ok, I might have steered us towards Red Velvet/Tangy Sweet, but I’ll deny everything on the stand.

I hope this type of weather sticks around for a few more days. I know we have pockets of rain in the forecast, but those May flowers gotta get their drink on too, right? :mrgreen:

* There are way more collective nouns for a group of ducks than I could have imagined.

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3 Responses

  1. Lindsay says:

    You just might be making me crazy to drive down there for red velvet cupcake goodness, you magnificent bastard.

  2. Fredo says:

    Remind me to tell you about the time a mother goose put the smackdown on my father. 😆

    latest entry: Weighty Goals

  3. lacochran says:

    “…while it might have made a great story, I didn’t care to blog about being chased off by an angry mother duck. ”

    Where’s your commitment, man? Repeat after me “I do it for the blog…”

    latest entry: "Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies" –Fleetwood Mac

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