Saturday, June 22, 2013
Yards Park on a Friday Afternoon
Yards Park down by the Anacostia River is about eight blocks from our house past M Street SE. The last time we walled that way was in spring with the beautiful azaleas in bloom. After dinner last evening we walked that way again. Folks were converging on the neighborhood for a Nationals game, and the sight and sounds of children could be heard from blocks away. When we reached the Department of Transportation building, the area was abuzz with activity. Just down the street a new Harris Teeter is going in, and several shops are under construction. But the highlight of this area, on the first day of summer, is the wading pool. There were kids and grown ups in all shapes, sizes, and colors enjoying the beautiful evening and splashing about. The bridge reminds me of the Calatrava in Milwaukee, and the boats were tying to the dock. Music and entertainment could be heard in the distance. But even in this new establishment are reminders of the grunge. All the junk that collects in the river finds it's way to the celebration. Wonder when people will ever quit being such litter bugs? That stuff just doesn't belong at the party.