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


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.


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.


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