Folk Life

We have had torrential rains in the past month.   It makes the grass grow and everything green but it is a little gloomy.

I passed these guys at work with a portable saw mill in front of the Smithsonian.    The tree was damaged in storms.  They cut it down but instead of taking it away, they piled the logs in the middle of the lawn.   Now I see why.   They told me that they will use the boards to make benches for the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival later this month. 

This year’s festival is going to feature South American music and Wales.   They have lots of good festivals on the Mall and later in the summer they hold a farmer’s market near the Dept of Agriculture.