Monday, July 22, 2013

More and more flowers, it's just me and yard art

Another Sunday morning walk on the street where I live.

 - The last time I walked this way was at the end of June - it's really best walked early in the morning, as there is no shade at all.  On this overcast morning, I encounter the flower again that Hilary identified last time as cleome.  There was just one last time, but this time it has friends who have joined it.

 - A condo neighbor and her dog approach.  I see them all the time, walking up the street.  I ask her if she has memorized every crack in the pavement by now, and she shakes her head no, a little puzzled.  Maybe it's just me.  :)  Someone left their foot prints here for posterity, or until the sidewalk is replaced.

 - I like how someone put this dear turtle on top of a stump, with a little greenery around it, at the edge of their yard.

- The daylilies are on the wane, but there were these cheerful gladioli in front of the silent elementary school halfway home.

I was singing out loud along with a song from my iPod when I noticed a little girl in her front yard - dressed in her Sunday best.  I wondered if she heard me, then I realized she was doing the same, listening to music and moving to it in a little dance.  I waved and she waved back, each of us lost in our own world.  


happygirl said...

You notice EVERYTHING! I adore your powers of observation and that you share them with us. Flowers and little girls dancing always bring a smile to my face.

Granny Annie said...

Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of the world.

Lynn said...

happygirl -

Thank you - I'm glad I could make you smile.

Granny Annie -

(((HUG!!!))) I have missed you so much - I'm so happy to see you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I love what one can see on a neighborhood walk...! This was terrific! I like that Turtle, too...

LL Cool Joe said...

Being lost in the world of music is always a good thing. Well to the person with the headphones anyway! :D

Chatty Crone said...

Kind of interesting what you can 'see' on a walk with a camera Lynn. sandie

Elephant's Child said...

I love my neighbourhood walks - and am so grateful to be taken on yours. Beautiful. Thank you.

Riot Kitty said...

How sweet! I love the story about you and the little girl.

TALON said...

Sweet moment shared between you and the little girl, Lynn. :)

Lee said...

Don't you just love it when you make a bright, breezy nonsensical comment to a passerby and they just look back at you blankly? lol

It happens to me all the time...I'm the one making the nonsensical comments!

Love your photos...thanks for sharing.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I'km so glad you enjoyed "BOTTLE SHOCK"....It's a really nice film, and to me, a welcome change from all the vicious violent films that seem to be the rage these days...Thanks so much for letting me know.

G. B. Miller said...

It's funny how sometimes that we can have an entire section of where we walk completely memorized.

Leonora said...

I liked this walk : ) Such a fun glimpse of the little girl doing the same thing as you. I'm glad you waved.
My comments seem to puzzle people too! I've often thought that people just don't "get me". Ha,ha!

Ileana said...

That moment with the little girl is sweet and I love the way you tell the story.

I also love the flower beautiful. You do make the world a better place with your "show and tell" blog.

Lynn said...

Naomi -

Thank you - I hadn't spotted the turtle before. Seems there is always something new to see.

Joe -

I agree!

Sandie -

So true. :)

Elephant's Child -

I look forward to seeing scenes from one of your walks sometime.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

She waved quickly, as if she knew she wasn't supposed to be waving to strangers. :)

Talon -

Thank you!

Lee -

Yes - it happens to me all the time! :)

Naomi -

Such a charming movie. I've told several people about it.

Lynn said...

G -

Yes - I know every crack in the pavement.

Leonora -

See - you and I have the same blog, too. We're a lot alike. :)

Ily -

Thank you - the flowers are so pretty around right now.

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, Lovely. Often Kelly and i are both lost in our headphones at the same time too.

I guess that lady was in her own thoughts about memorizing every crack in the pavement. Not all are so poetic and observant as you and I, Lynn. I pratically had every PEBBLE along the routes in my University memorized from travelling them so much.

Glad you try to stay in the shade when possible, good going for the skin and general cool factor.


sage said...

A nice walk!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I should have been protecting my skin all along - at least I am now. :)


Sage -

Thank you!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Pretty neighborhood there. I have a bag of cement I need time to play with- have to keep fixing the walk n steps. Cheap- was $3! I should think up some art with it.