Saturday, April 2, 2011

An early spring stroll down the Arborway...

Not quite Lilac Sunday yet but circumstance had me looking for a parking sot at the Faulkner Hospital a couple of days ago and with both garages full to the brim, I parked over on the Arborway and walked back. No harm done as even if the flowers aren't yet in bloom, there was plenty of neat things to look at along the way.... I really liked this tree with the branches growing strait up from the big sideways branch: Kinda perplexed by the war memorial that leaves enough room for many more wars to come, that doesn't seem very hopeful... The Poor Clare Nuns have an annual summertime yard sale style fund raiser that is always full of great stuff from surrounding attics and garages great and small, they also have a November fund raiser that is exclusively religious themed ceramics and such. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for Grandma, this is the place to go. This monestary was originally built in 1934 but it seems to have gone through quite a few renovations since then, I think that would be a neat kind of thing to look up and learn more about. For being so poor, the nuns really know how to keep house, the building looks great but the very lovely (and expensive to live in) condos further up the hill look far older than this building. I didn't take pictures of the condos as they are behind fences and people live there and such so it seemed kind of rude to walk up thier driveway and start taking pictures of thier house. Tho, the nuns live here and are intenesely private themselves, they don't have a big tall fence around thier home so I can only figure they are ok with a few snapshots from passerby. Blogging photo ethics, looks like that's something else I'm gonig to have to look up when I find the time...