We live in a nice neighborhood, modest but nice. It is close to many amenities yet away from the main drag, heavy traffic, and the hustle and the bustle of busy centers. The streets are wide enough to make it feel very open, all single-dwelling houses with generally well-kept appearance, and mostly flat terrain. When the weather is good I take short strolls in different directions and sometimes even take photographs. These strolls do not extend too far, generally one or two block away from home. In this collection of photographs, covering two such strolls, you will see how open the feeling is and notice that in this suburban setting there is quite a bit of wild areas.
In the first group of photographs you will walk from our house towards south on Spring Green Rd, look back at the house and continue to the corner. On Narragansett Parkway, turn left and walk to the corner of Fair street, see the tall tree across the street. A little further up, you will see one of the trees that grew into a slanted shape because of the pruning to clear the wires, power and phone. That is at the corner of Fair and Clearwater Streets. Around the corner is the large tree trunk. Continuing on, you will come to the corner of Osceola Avenue and turn left. There are some very interesting trees on that road. At the corner of Osceola and Eleanor is another area left to wilderness, enjoy the forsythia blossoms against the brushes. A little further up is Spring Green again, turn left and a short hop by the Miller and Cleri houses you will come back home.
I took a different path for the second walk, across the street from our house is Aberdeen Avenue where I started. There was a nice spring blossom display on the right and the trash barrels on the left, Thursday is the trash day in our neighborhood. A little further is a dead-end street with a small shed and more spring flowers. Continuing on, the road ends on Danforth Street. Turning right you will see a bunch of trees as if huddling on the sidewalk to watch the people go by. Danforth in this direction ends on North Country Club Drive, across the street is the play ground. The tree I named “Three Graces” graces the ground. The spring time is here since kids playing baseball were running around. Next to the playground is another woodsy area, a little further than that an interesting tree, actually a penta-tree is on the left. A little further, at the corner of Spring Green is a new house that was built after we moved in. Turning the corner, you will see another area left wild with a small brook running through. You can see the ivy that is ready to burst into action and grow even more. Looking south, you will see the starting point and short hop will take you back to where we started.
I hope you enjoyed walking around our neighborhood.