Saturday, April 16, 2016

Still Life With Robin: The Week in Popville

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, ( 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:

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.

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