Underground growth

Easter is a holiday celebrating rebirth, and what I think is one of the most appropriate articles actually appeared on the back page of the Post’s Outlook section, under the heading “Green goes underground.” Apparently the high ceilings of the Woodly Park Zoo metro stop are the surprise home of a number of maidenhair ferns, a species not normally found this far east in Virginia and actually an at-risk species in North Carolina and Kentucky.

The underground stations of the Metrorail system are sterile by design, so it is ironic that one should host such a growing colony of plants. But the plants make do with what they have, where they find it. Survival is like that — unpicky, because the choices are few for any given species.

Kudos to you, adiantum capillus-veneris, and thanks for putting a little green in among the grey.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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