February Thaw

We’re getting a lovely taste of spring here in the DC area.

We had temps into the 60s for a couple of days and then low 70s yesterday and expected mid-70s today.

A jazz combo celebrated by performing for pedestrians hurrying into the Silver Spring Metro station. Some Muslim vendors were bowing in the direction of Mecca beside their street stall, for midday prayers. A couple of food carts were out on a pedestrian downtown mall.

I keep hearing that springtime in DC is absolutely glorious. The cherry blossoms usually peak the end of March or early April, followed by the blooming of azaleas.

There were threats of chopping down hundreds of azaleas in the National Arboretum, due to funding shortages for their maintenance. But an anonymous donor stepped forth to give the bushes a temporary reprieve, so I hope to get out to enjoy them in a couple of months.

We’re going to be returning to temperatures in the 40s and 30s by the end of the weekend and into next week. I hear that’s typical for DC, to have a couple of unusually warm  days inbetween winterlike temps, and this year has been unusually consistently cold without those kinds of breaks until now.

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I just moved from Albany, NY, to the Washington, DC, area and many friends and former co-workers want to hear about my life here. So this seemed like a great way to do that.
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