|Photo by Fletcher6 (via Creative Commons)|
by Peggy Robin
I am just back from a week-long driving tour of the Deep South (Savannah to Tuscaloosa, with stopovers in Warm Springs, GA and Montgomery, AL). I know I have missed out on a number of things going on in DC, but I have turned to one of the most consistently informative and entertaining local bloggers, Prince of Petworth, (http://www.popville.com/) to fill me in. (Cribbing from Popville is is also a quick & dirty way to knock off a column.)
First and most important, I was extremely glad to have missed yet another example of “Can the Metro get any worse?”….with passengers stuck for over an hour on a dead train, and no word from Metro on what was happening. Popville had a good, firsthand account:
http://www.popville.com/2016/04/it-was-very-upsetting-to-be-taken-hostage-by-metro-with-no-questions-asked/ (April 14)
And after that reminder of what’s wrong with life in DC, it’s good to see a fine example of something that makes me love this area -- a splendid “house of the day” from Cleveland Park (April 13):
Not only “house of the day” but also a Cleveland Park “garden of the day” – this one with a pop quiz, “What is this flag flying on the house?” (April 13)
(Read the comments to find the answer, if “Cymru dragon” doesn’t ring a bell.)
….and from dragons to ducks: Guardian ducks safeguarding a downtown coffee house. No explanation given. (April 14):
All in all, a wacky, varied week on the Popville beat!
Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.