Archive for the ‘Walk’ Category
It snowed the morning after Christmas. This was the first snow of the winter of 2012.
Every Tuesday night, staff members of the Greenbelt News Review meet at their office in the Greenbelt Community Center to make final selections on this week’s paper. All articles, photos, and ads are sent to the paper’s layout contractor Lynn Eppard. On Wednesday night, the layout is checked and corrections are made. The final version of the paper is sent electronically to the printer, and on Thursday morning it is posted to the paper’s public website. On Thursday afternoon, the print copies are delivered to Greenbelt, and the paper’s circulation manager Ian Tuckman delivers the paper to each carrier’s home. The carriers are supposed to deliver the paper to residences by Friday night. Last Friday, I followed Sophie as she delivered the Greenbelt News Review to GHI homes.
Sophie is a freshman at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Her route includes 9 and 12 courts of Ridge Road, Westway, and all GHI homes west of Westway. Here she is at 8 Ridge Road.
Pedestrian underpasses separate pedestrian traffic from automobile traffic and are important elements of Greenbelt’s design. Five underpasses were built in the original town, four under Crescent Road and one near the
Junior Rural High School.
Underpass near Greenbelt Library under Crescent Road
On Sunday morning, I woke up early to take sunrise photos. I was greeted with a dense fog. I set out with my camera anyway.
Playground at where Ridge Road meets Crescent Road
On Thursday evening, just about sunset time, I walked around the center part of the city and took some panoramic photos.
Greenbelt’s annual pumpkin walk takes place on the Saturday night before Halloween. More than one hundred candle lit pumpkins are placed in the North Woods, and families come to walk the trail and enjoy the scene.
The pumpkin walk takes place at the North Woods Tract of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve. This sign is by the unpaved access road to Northway Fields.
When the federal government purchased the land for Greenbelt, three cemeteries were included within its boundaries–those of the Hamilton, Turner, and Walker families. On a recent morning, I visited these three cemeteries and also the famous Indian Springs.
Intersection of Hamilton Place and Ridge Road, with crepe myrtles full of blossoms. The Hamilton Cemetery is located at the end of Hamilton Place.
Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is one of the most beautiful ornamental trees in the Washington area. Cherry and southern magnolia trees are certainly more famous but their flowers last only a short while. Crepe myrtle flowers, on the other hand, can appear as early as May and stay in bloom all summer long. Now they are blooming everywhere in the city, and on Wednesday evening I walked around in the city center and took these photos.
A crepe myrtle with red flowers at the 14 Court of Ridge Road. The name comes from the crepe-like texture of the flowers.
This winter of 2011-2 has been snowless so far, except for a fairly light October snowfall which surprised the D.C. region. On Friday night, the first real winter snow storm finally arrived, and on Saturday, I took these pictures around Old Greenbelt and at the Lake.