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Loose Ends in Mid April

A lot of things make me stop and think.  Sometimes I remember to take a picture, but I don’t have enough for a full post.  Here are a few short notes. 

FDR original monument in Washington DC on April 2, 2009

Above is Franklin Roosevelt’s ORIGINAL monument.  The one he wanted.   The one he had before they built the elaborate one down near the river.  Below is the explanation.

Franklin Roosevelt monument plaque in April 2009

Below is "nature at work."  It is very touching how we pretend to preserve.  I am glad they save this tree, but it seems a little strange to make such a Federal case of advertising it.  Maybe just do it.  I don't like this because it makes an artificial distinction between nature and non-nature.

Nature at work sign near Dunn Loring Metro on April 10, 2009 

Below is nature REALLY at work.  The developers did a good job of creating a drainage.  It doesn't just run off, but rather pools and soaks in. 

Soak away zone near new construction near Dunn Loring Metro stop on April 10, 2009

The fountains in Washington now have flowing water again after the winter.

Fountain on north side of Capitol on April 14, 2009

Below is an interesting sign in Baltimore.  Read it a couple times.

Sign on Baltimore street on April 15, 2009

Below are new oak leaves on April 14, 2009

New red oak leaves near Capitol on April 14, 2009

Below is crabcake platter at Koco's bar in Baltimore

Crabcake platter from Koco's bar in Baltimore

Below is the advert for an exhibition at the Newseum.  I don't think it is right that they pair Lincoln with the clown that shot him.  

Lincoln exhibit at Newseum


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