I went to Candy Cane City -- which I think used to have striped playground equipment -- with the goal of painting nearby Rock Creek. Last week's flooding scuttled that plan, as there was mud everywhere and heavy equipment pushing it around. The playground was empty when I arrived, and I liked the arrangement of swings and red arches. As strollers, moms, kids, sitters, dads, came and went, I painted them in and scraped them out. I settled on this group -- but I plan to go back tomorrow to work on this a bit more.