March 14th, 2014


Poem for Friday and USBG Orchids

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It was nearly 70 degrees here on Wednesday; it was barely 30 degrees here on Thursday. I must confess that, particularly after this past winter, I preferred Wednesday...and we are now being threatened with snow on St. Patrick's Day, which is just not fair. On Friday, I am going to pick up Daniel in College Park for the start of his spring break, so I needed to get a bunch of work done on Thursday and don't have much that's exciting to report apart from the revival cast of Les Mis on Good Morning America. Due to the abruptly cold weather, I had to keep getting up to chase cats off of vents, and I saw no bunnies while walking.

Actually we did have a bit of excitement right around dinner time, when four fire trucks of increasing size roared into our cul-de-sac in rapid succession along with an ambulance, a police car, and a couple of brigade chiefs. We'd been getting fire hazard warnings because of the low humidity all days, so apparently someone calling in a kitchen fire in a townhouse development summoned every truck in the area. We caught up on Nashville in the evening (as always, good music, meh storylines), then watched Elementary (as always, great). Since it was too cold for local flowers, here are some orchids from the US Botanic Garden:

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Happy Pi Day!