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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

Park Blvd. divides University Heights East and West—for reasons that make no sense to me. This San Diego community is about 12,000 people living in an area around 1.132 square miles. My hometown, Caribou, Maine, is residence to a little less than 8,000 folks in a city spanning 79.3 miles. Oh, Hell, I fuss. But you get the point?

Yesterday, as I walked West to East, down Monroe Ave. towards our recently rented apartment, a beautiful cluster of morning glories demanded that I stop with iPhone 7 Plus and honor them with a portrait. I shot the Featured Image—an auto-generated HDR composite—at 12:13 p.m. PDT. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/474 sec, 3.99mm. 

Today, moving along the same route, I saw a woman working in the same yard. I stopped to compliment the flowers and acknowledge capturing their glory on Wednesday. Two heads bobbed behind a fence. Her twins, she said, when I asked their age. Two. She lifted the smaller—the cutest towheaded girl this side of Park. What a surprise. Her look-a-like is a boy!

I explained that two of my sisters are fraternal twins. The mom said she is always happy to meet twins and see, or learn from siblings, that they made it to adulthood. I mentioned the bond that forms, and she practically interrupted to express how vividly her pair demonstrate their connection.

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