April 1st, 2012

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Poem for Sunday and Riverbend Park

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It was an insanely gorgeous Saturday -- slightly overcast, low 60s -- so after a rather lazy morning, we had bagels for lunch and went to Riverbend Park in Fairfax, where the woods are full of bluebells this week. The park is on the Potomac River above Great Falls and there are always lots of birds (no coots this time but Canada geese, mallards, cormorants, a great blue heron) and at this time of year plenty of bugs (bees, butterflies, gnats, beetles, ants), including a jumping spider of whom Adam took great photos. He also spotted a rat snake and Paul found a pair of skinks peeking out of a fallen tree branch.

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We had frittata with black beans and salsa for dinner, then watched The Adjustment Bureau between the end of the Kentucky game and the last minutes of the Kansas game, which were exciting even though I didn't actually care who won -- all the teams I love and hate are out of the tournament and I'm not in any pools! I liked the movie, didn't think it was great but Damon and Blunt had nice chemistry and it didn't bother me that the plot veered more toward romantic comedy predictability than sci-fi edginess in the conclusion, which I am heartily sick of. Happy April Fool's Day!