This week's post is a bit of a ramble, with pictures from various walks over the last few weeks. We are leaving Saturday morning on a camping trip, so I'm putting the post together earlier than usual. I'll take my I-Pad, but not the laptop. I can do almost everything from the tablet, EXCEPT for writing a blog. Somehow, I have to be sitting at the desk for that.
This bouquet is courtesy of our family. They have the talent and did the work; I just took the pictures. The rose-of-Sharon bush is from our daughter and son-in-law's yard (and the plant came from his grandmother). The other flowers are from their son and daughter-in-law's first-ever garden at the home they bought last year (that's our oldest grandson and his wife).
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers to "steal" (only with photos). I loved the pure white one, a color you don't see often.
Welcoming sign seen in many yards as we walk around the city. The signs are being sold as a benefit for the Centro Latino community organization.
Another of the many murals being created in a big push by the City to beautify the downtown area. I don't exactly love this one, but it is colorful -- and it was fun to watch the artists at work on the lift truck. (It was a hot day too -- probably not the most pleasant working conditions up there.)
Here's an artist the City hired for a smaller gig. She was painting a street piano -- it will remain on the sidewalk until the rainy season starts. Since I watched her work, I've heard a few "concerts" by passers-by as this piano is placed on a block I walk often, near the Library, city bus terminal, and grocery store.
Nothing but blue sky over the back of Skinner Butte -- and some colorful buildings underneath it.
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