“and all the world is glad with may.”
art credit: ryan conners
early evening in the park on the river in spring
crew teams have returned with the birds.
“all were merged into one smoothly working machine;
they were, in fact, a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.”
-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Olympics
argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – april 2021
puxatawny phil with some other (less famous) celebs.
it’s his big day, and one of my favorite fun holidays
no matter what he predicts
about the coming of spring
(*not sure about his accuracy)
i love his spirit.
*the national climatic data center compared U.S. national temperatures from 1988 to 2012 to determine the accuracy of Phil’s predictions, and he’s only been proven correct 39% of the time — significantly worse than chance.
a lot, a lot, a lot
the river rose high
up and over
paths washed out
nice to intersect
where the land met the water
with this very happy dad
following his wife and son
making their way
through what was very recently
a grassy playground
on island park
paddling through to the river
“ever think you’d find yourself paddling here?”
“no, but i’m so, so happy that i am!”
“celebrate the success of others. high tide floats all ships.”
-susan elizabeth phillips