April 3rd, 2011

green little review

Poem for Sunday, Farm Babies, Cherry Blossoms

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The weather on Saturday couldn't make up its mind -- one minute the sun would be out and the next it would be pouring (Daniel, who was at robotics, said there was hail in Silver Spring, but we the rest of us never saw any). We had thought about maybe going to the zoo or to look at bluebells near the Potomac River, but since the weather was iffy, we ended up taking Adam to Frying Pan Farm Park, figuring that if it rained while we were there, we could take shelter in one of the barns, which was exactly what happened. Happily, it was a barn with 19 piglets, many lambs, and two goats born just that morning, so we were quite content to see all the babies and their mothers.

When the rain stopped, we went out to see the calves, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, and other animals, though we didn't go over to the big horse barn since there was some kind of show and auction going on that had attracted a crowd. Since we had some time before we needed to pick up Daniel, we went over to the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda, which has more than a thousand Yoshino cherry trees lining its streets. Many of the residents have also planted forsythia, dogwood, willow, ivy, daffodils, tulips, pansies, and other ornamental plants, so it's beautiful to walk down the streets and see the color. We had jacket potatoes for dinner and watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, having decided last week that we needed to rewatch the entire trilogy; this one is my least favorite of the three and I still adore it, so it's all good.

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