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Posts Tagged: april

Posts Tagged ‘april’

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Toronto approaches


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Florida Grashopper

Florida Grashopper

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

DC reporting in, #10: Baseball

the field & the crowd, 2nd inning

the field & the crowd, 2nd inning

My expericence with the US’s iconic game in one sentence:

Baseball is a game where it’s cold and wet and which takes a long time to finish – nothing much happens for most of that time, albeit sometimes there are 30 or so seconds of manic activity (in between lots of balls going where they aren’t supposed to). :-)

BaseballOr, in a slightly more verbose version:

Five of us Klugians went to see the Washington Nationals play the New York Mets at a game that was supposed to start at 7:05pm but which was delayed until 8:05pm on account of rain (which it, alas, did). It was a cold, wet, windy, and rather dreary evening, so not the best of weather for a first encounter with baseball in any case – the game itself started off quite dynamically, with a home run for the Nationals in the first inning (cue all of us newbies thinking: “Yes! This is going to be an exciting and action packed evening!”), for which the score in total was DC 2-0 NYM. After the second inning the score (in total) was DC 2-1 NYM. Alas, DC 2-1 NYM (in total) was also the score after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eights, and ninth innings. A lot of people left at some point, but four of us persevered. (I wore my winter coat, long johns below my jeans, bought a blanket – and was still freeeeezing*). It was … a long evening. Baseball’s getting one more chance (we’re aiming for a 4pm game in late May, possibly against the Yankees, in the hope that sunnier weather and a further advanced season will improve the experience), but so far, I’m not feeling the love… .

the field & the crowd, 9th inning

the field & the crowd, 9th inning

* Thus I now own a smallish and overpriced Washington Nationals blanket that is shedding red synthetic threads like crazy. R, can I beg off of bying that pennant for my office? I feel like an overpriced blanket is enough… .

Monday, April 13th, 2015

DC reporting in, #9: Miami


I’m behind behind in posting my reports – so much has happened in the last 12 days that I’ve got to play catch up (but then more things happen and one gets further behind, and also what with photos needing to be edited and sorted … la la la). Anyway: so, yes, Miami. As you could already see from the two iphone photo snapshots I posted last week I went to Miami. Precisely I went to visit my friend E, who is there right now, and we had a lovely five days, full of sunshine and meeting E’s lovely friends and lizards and boats and walking and fooood and Corona (a beer made from rice and corn, who knew? I wish I had!) and verdant grenery and Banyan trees and and and … it was great! I did get a bit of a sunburn on the last day (seems that I am incapable of leaving Florida without one, as that makes it 2 for 2).

I’m running a bit late with my needing-to-go-to-the-library-ness, as I’ve been doing website admin things on various pages for the last two hours (so it’ll be a late night @ the LoC, I reckon), so that’s it for now … but I leave you with two Miami photos, in slightly larger than usual-for-a-report-from-DC size. As always, click to enlarge.

plam trees and beaches

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Miami Impressions II

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Miami Impressions


Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Glass houses in spring


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Tevzemei un Brivibai

Latvian for: “For Fatherland and Freedom,” apparently

Monday, December 1st, 2014

On the Beach


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014



Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Fertility in Blue

Fertility in Blue

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Into the Darkness, Into the Forest


The towers is dark
But they did give you a lantern
May it do you much good!


Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Country road

So if this works, you will see a photo of a highway in Latvia, and I will have mastered the posting-from-the-wordpress-phone-app thing…

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Waiting in Spring…

Waiting in Spring...