Other plans

John Lennon is supposed to have told his son. “Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” Today was like that.

We had intended to visit the Botanic Gardens, but the day turned out sunny, so we decided to stay outdoors and drive along the river toward the FDR Memorial.  We found plenty of parking under the Cherry trees, which will bloom in a few months, and as we had the dogs with us, got out of the car with them on their leashes. I spotted some geese and ducks along the shore, and while David restrained the dogs, I made my way toward the ducks.

Meanwhile a young couple, oblivious to myself, unleashed their two kids who immediately ran past me toward the very spot where I was headed.  Then the geese did what geese do when young children threaten and ran and dived into the river, almost in unison.  I discovered my camera battery had expired (always check your batteries) and began using my cell phone to take a few photos of the fleeing fowl.

POtomac looking toward the memorial Bridge.

Potomac looking toward the memorial Bridge.

A duck too far.

A duck too far.

 Disgusted we got back in the car and continued our drive through the park toward Haines Point where we turned around and headed back home. On the way we passed a couple of monuments.

The Washington memorial has finally shed its scaffolding.

The Washington memorial has finally shed its scaffolding.

The Jefferson Memorial is still there.

The Jefferson Memorial is still there.

15 thoughts on “Other plans

  1. Those phone photos are awesome. I did the battery goof up yesterday. A sunny day, cool. but not cold. Hubby and I took a mini-vacation day. Luckily his battery was charged and he took photos of something I wanted to capture. Glad you survived the youngsters intact.

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  2. The battery lesson I learned long ago, but another one I keep forgetting is to check the settings on my camera before I start shooting. I have missed and/or screwed up many shots because of that. Sounds like you and your husband had a nice day anyway.

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