Some snaps: 2

Clearview in LoudounHighway signs using Clearview, a more legible alternative to so-called Freeway Gothic, are starting to make their appearance in Virginia. Here’s an example, this one particularly easy to photograph, at the end of the parking lot for the W&OD Trail where it crosses Route 28. How to distinguish Clearview? Notice the tails on the lowercase L’s, the large x-height, and the springy-looking lowercase A’s. Leta says, “it just looks bigger.”

crocus '08A sign of spring: crocus (in Northwestern University colors) in my front yard, peeping through last year’s St. John’s wort.