May 5, 2005

In the sun.

It's been said that it's always the female students lolling about, sunning themselves on the hill. But see:

05/05/05 -- Bascom Hill, Library Mall.

A boy!

Down on Library Mall, the cherry trees are reaching the end of their glamorous show, lots of people are having nice al fresco lunches ...

05/05/05 -- Bascom Hill, Library Mall.

.... and a couple of people are staking out the anti-war position:



Steve S said...

Did you notice the hand-done "Stop waging war on women" sign nearby? I was particularly confused by that one. Although maybe there was something else going on on the speaker's platform that I missed...

Corruption Exposer said...

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Abraham said...

One thing I don't miss about UW is the inability to walk more than 100 yards without being confronted by in-your-face, I'm-so-subversive politics. Sometimes I want to wander about in my own little world for more than five minutes.

Seriously, they always had to harsh my buzz.

Ann Althouse said...

Abraham: These young people seemed very modest and mellow to me. One thing I thought, taking that picture and deciding to post it, was how they set up in the most pleasantly lush, shady spot. Meanwhile, the young people serving in Iraq are working very hard and very much not in the shade. Yet, of course, these anti-war activists would say how much they care about those serving in Iraq and that's exactly why they want to bring them home.

Deb Whitehorse said...

I am quite sure those are flowering crabs, not cherry trees but very nice photos, none the less.

Meade said...

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But now the theory goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose
But were always a rose

-R. Frost

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for the great poem!

I don't know why I think those are cherry trees. I'll try to find out. You sound like you know.

Deb Whitehorse said...

Perfect poem. I also walk by those trees from time to time.There must have been a landscape craze for flowering crabs here about 25 years ago, they are everywhere.

I think I must have picked up this knowledge from visiting Olbrich Gardens where every tree and plant is labeled and hours spent thumbing through Jung's Garden catalogs in the dead of winter.

Flowering Crab:

Flowering Cherry: