Friday, April 3, 2020

Interim Entry Ahead of a Ginormous One That I Couldn't Finish Tonight -- With Several Pics of a Lovely D.C. Spring Day In the Time of COVID-19

Lovely spring day along the Potomac River looking upriver toward Georgetown and the Key Bridge,
Washington, D.C., April 2, 2020

It was a gusty, cool, sunny spring day -- temp about 60°F and a gusty northwesterly wind with sunshine in a blue sky fleeced with fair-weather cumulus clouds -- and a natural world of flowery blossoms and electric green newborn leaves.

Sparkling Potomac River with the Arlington Memorial Bridge nearby, Washington, D.C., 2:19 p.m.,
April 2, 2020

So much of the city is deserted -- and so many roads in the "monumental core" closed to vehicle traffic -- as we head into the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the next few weeks that it really is an extraordinary time. It is really is a historically noteworthy period. It's all part of the general, likely two-to-three-months-long societal and economic shutdown.

Yellow tulips growing outside the One Washington Circle Hotel at, yes, Washington Circle, Washington, D.C.,
1:43 p.m., April 2, 2020

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The four pictures in this entry are among early four dozen that I took on Thursday early-to-mid afternoon as I walked on a circuitous route through semi-deserted Washington, D.C., from my apartment to L'Enfant Plaza along the Potomac River in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and general shutdown of society.

A male mallard duck on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 2:08 p.m.,
April 2, 2020

A lot of that froth is just pollen, not filth. And if you're wondering, that's not M. WADE Shitbaggagoogol quacking for tips or some other bullshit about nothing.

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So, I'm in the process of assembling a ginormous entry -- it might very well have 40 images and completely occupy the "main page" of this blog with all the other entries pushed off into the archived ones. However, I couldn't and didn't finish it tonight. I should have it completed tomorrow late afternoon.

--Regulus

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