FOR LOVE + ROMANCE
$5 A POEM
Probably I should have stopped and spent $5 to see what the goods were like, but I was in a hurry.
Second, at lunchtime, a hawk, probably a red-tailed hawk, in Lafayette Square. It flew low across the park from the southeast corner to perch in a tree overlooking 16th and H Sts. I walked back that way for a better look, but the hawk flew out southwest.
Third, a few minutes later, on fences along the north side of the Ellipse:
THIS AREA CLOSED
FOR PERMITTED ACTIVITIES
I'm guessing that this means that the National Park Service is not now issuing permits for activities here; the graders at work beyond the fence support this interpretation.