March 11th, 2012

green little review

Poem for Sunday and Huntley Meadows

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Both my kids slept very late on Saturday -- Daniel even later than Adam, who woke up feeling well enough to go out for a while. So after lunch we picked up his girlfriend and went to Huntley Meadows, where it was gorgeous -- around 50 degrees, brilliant sunshine, very few people -- and we saw many animals, including at least two species of turtles, herons and an egret, geese, red-winged blackbirds, and a swimming muskrat. We also saw several beaver lodges and heard many, many frogs, but the animals were hiding.

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We had a breakfast-for-dinner day -- eggs, French toast, veggie sausage -- and watched Game Change, the Sarah Palin movie, on HBO. I thought the film was awfully willing to let McCain off the hook (all mistakes are attributed to his advisers) and pretty sympathetic to Palin though it made her look much weaker as a person than we ever saw in public (again, well-intentioned but foolish advisers get blamed) -- it was mostly enjoyable to see Julianne Moore and Ed Harris try to capture the candidates, which I thought they did better in big speech moments than the homier scenes.