During the heatwave the surface temp of the sidewalk/roads was reaching 140+. I’m really really bummed a Chinese elm was cut down at the corner of Columbia and 18th a few days ago. Adams Morgan is v dense w pedestrian foot traffic and it provided a ton of shade for bus riders, pedestrians waiting to use the cross walk and also a nice carbon sink. Any ideas why it was cut down and not trimmed?”
22nd and N Street, NW
Ed. Note: Wait, are those palm trees? What are those?
Thanks to John for sending:
“I’ve always told myself I should live where palm trees grow. West End is getting tropical and it’s not just the humidity. Also that Streets Market in the background is supposed to be opening soon.”
Ed. Note: Wait, I didn’t even know a Street Market was coming here?!? Stay tuned for another one coming to Adams Morgan too.
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin the annual spraying of the female ginkgo street trees tonight, Tuesday, April 30. The spraying will occur overnight from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m., weather permitting.
The annual spraying serves to reduce the formation of mature ginkgo fruit, which emits an offensive smell when it falls on sidewalks and roadways. DDOT will use the same spray it has used for the past 20 years, Shield-3EC 24(C). Read More
Thanks to Rachel for sending:
“Out with the old and in with the new.
Taking last year’s Christmas tree out and replacing it with this year’s.”
I obviously has to find out more info.
“It was quite an ordeal to get all the lights and ornaments off of it because the branches were literally breaking off, so this year the plan is to take it down before the first day of spring.”
And a little more.
“Well originally it was going to be just our Christmas tree, then it turned into a “winter tree” with the plan to take it down in like March, but the tree still looked so nice and green that we just decided to keep it up. It started to look a little rough by the time summer came around, but things got busy and we just kinda forgot that it was there. Not sure how you start to not notice a tree in your tiny 800 sq ft. apartment, but apparently it happens haha”
And the icing.
“This is also the second time my boyfriend has kept a (real) Christmas tree up for an entire year. Definitely going to be the last time though (fingers crossed!)”
A new bar has been set. I don’t believe this can be topped. Well done Rachel and boyfriend – well done indeed!!
Thanks to Louis for sending the shot above from Delafield Place in Petworth.
And thanks to Nigel for sending the always awesome Corcoran Street in Logan Circle.
Thanks to Nora for sending:
“I’m pretty sure I remember you asking for photos of gingkos changing to gold, after your gingko stink-bomb poetry fest. This one is in Lafayette Park, I found it yesterday. I assume the Park Service is responsible for Lafayette, they left the stink bombs all over the place!”
Yes!! Please send your beautiful finds to [email protected] thanks!
Thanks to Samantha for sending her ginkgo berry haiku:
Ugh, the scent! Crunch, crunch.
Now I’ve gone and made it worse.
Don’t eat these berries.
But standby for those awesome yellow leaves in a few weeks.
Thanks to Sean for sending:
“it’s been forever since you’ve posted about your favorite tree. The one attached is from the West End Community Garden and is magnificent this year thanks to all of the rain.”
Ed. Note: My favorite tree is of course the one in the middle of Grant Circle, but these are indeed pretty great too!!
Thanks to Meghan for sending: “Monday in the dog park at 11th and Park.”