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June 26, 2015

transitions, flying lessons, and perfect solo night
posted by soe 1:37 am

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. On Tuesday night, we had tickets to the ballgame, which meant we had an up-close and personal (but dry!) view as the clouds wildly dumped buckets of water down on D.C. Our vantage point meant we missed both the sight (although not the sound) of lightning hitting a crane across the street from the ballpark and the rainbow, but as the storm subsided we did get to watch as the skies went from looking like this:

Stormy Night over Nationals Park

to looking like this:

Sunset over South Capitol Street, Southeast

2. A fluffy sparrow fledgling ends up stuck in the window well for a while. We watch while the cats realize the bird is at stalking level, the baby bird realizes the cat is looming just over its shoulder Sylvester-style, and the bird parents start screaming instructions at their child and invectives at our pets (I assume). At that point, Rudi disassembled a cardboard box to block the cat-eye view and to give the bird a chance to pull itself together and fly out (which it eventually did).

3. I had a cool, clear, and pleasant night to myself, so after knitting class, I walked over to the library to pick up a few holds and followed it up with gelato (no lines! empty tables outside!) and starting my reading streetside. I then pedaled home via a surprisingly flat route through Georgetown.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

poor little bird! I bet it was quite frightened. However the cardboard box was a great idea 🙂

Comment by karen 07.01.15 @ 11:44 am

@karen: Thanks. We had a baby blue jay in the well for a week or so a few years back, so we learned some tricks from that experience.

Comment by soe 07.09.15 @ 3:54 pm