Who is the overachiever here?

Check out these marigolds. Note that some are growing tall, achiving heights and beauty, while others are slacking, still short and droopy, like when the hardworking NPS guys planted the green stuff in McPherson Square.

I wonder what makes one set of marigolds grow taller than the other? Would it be nature, they are just taller plants, or could it be nurture, they have better soil and light/water combo.

This being Washington DC, I think there should be a study on it, some partisan bickering on Capitol Hill, and of course an association just for park-planted marigolds.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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