Scene while walking: February 21, 2013

 

At the National Mall in Washington, D.C., there are a lot of waterfowl. During my time there I chanced upon a couple of ducks who were dipping into the water for a snack. This has always made me giggle and whisper (if I’m in a crowd) “DUCK BUTTS!”

These two appeared to be doing a synchronized swimming routine.

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Scene while walking: February 20, 2013

I had time recently to walk by many of the memorials in Washington, D.C. One of the most moving for me is the Vietnam Memorial – a wall of names memorializing lives cut far too short. On this day I saw a young boy standing on the shoulders of a man and making an etching of someone’s name. I have in my mind all three are related, and the name he was capturing is a man he never got to know.

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Scene while walking: February 18, 2013

I have a job that requires some travel. Most of the time I just get to see airports, hotels, and meeting rooms. But recently on a trip to Washington D.C. I had a little time before a dinner meeting and took a long walk around the National Mall. The most visible thing from a distance is, of course, the Washington Monument. It is still closed for repairs from the earthquake, but the outside view is always impressive. And since today is President’s Day (the day we celebrate George Washington’s birthday) it seems appropriate to share these photos today.

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Here is the view looking back from the Lincoln Memorial:

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