April 7th, 2010

green little review

Poem for Wednesday and Kenwood Cherry Blossoms

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We had a fairly quiet last-day-of-spring-break, partly because we had no vehicle with working air conditioning and the region had record-breaking high temperatures over 90 degrees. So we kept our car rides short, going in the morning to the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda which is renowned for having more than a thousand Yoshino cherry trees along its streets. We parked and walked around the circle in the center of town and the middle of the divided main road, which has forsythia and willows as well as the cherry blossoms. Many of the houses have beautiful gardens as well, with lots of daffodils, tulips, dogwood, and other flowers in bloom. As it got closer to lunchtime, several groups of people appeared with picnics and sat under the trees; I'm not sure whether they're residents or people who work nearby in downtown Bethesda.

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On the way home we stopped at the library to return books, then at the mall to look at digital cameras for Adam, who has outgrown his very inexpensive HP Photosmart now that he's blogging regularly. He decided to do some more research before buying anything, so we went to Greenberry for frozen yogurt, then dropped the kids off at home and went to pick up the now-repaired minivan with working air conditioner (nearly everything was covered by the extended warranty, yay). I folded laundry and we watched Sharpe's Waterloo, which I'd gotten in the mood to see again and the kids are Sharpe fans too (they were very happy to point out all the ways in which Silly Billy fails). After dinner (veggie Hoppin' John, mmm), we watched the UConn-Stanford game, which ended as Paul's parents wanted, with the Huskies making history.