Our contribution, to the City Daily Photo theme, is this sticky photo from our archives. The Ice Cream was good but the icee was very sticky. This photo was taken at Freedom Park in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The Ice Cream cones and the icee were purchased from an ice cream truck. It was a hot day so they were enjoyed.
Following is a link to City Daily Photo theme where photographers from around the world have shared there interpretation of today’s theme.
Today’s photo shows our brunch this weekend. We enjoyed breakfast tacos, sausage, gravy, biscuits, and fruit. We also enjoyed the outdoor tables which were safely spaced. The tables are in shade and very enjoyable.
Today’s photo shows a business named Tiny Horse. The name caught my attention however internet research has not found an explanation of where the name came from. I like to think the origins, of the name, is the SNL sketch of the same name.
However, research finds that their catch phrase “rooted in the intersection of brand and entertainment” is displayed prominently on their website. It was interesting to find that they are now part of Team Whistle and they have offices in Charlotte, New York, and Los Angeles.
Today’s photo shows another business on East boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. As the photo shows they strive to draw you in with stripes on the sidewalk. Unfortunately there was no sign so I cannot share the business name.
On a recent walk we noticed giraffes on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. The sign indicates the building is available for lease and giraffes certainly draw attention. While researching the following phrase was found “East Boulevard has history, a splash of color, and many homes that have been repurposed into businesses“.
Now that we have been vaccinated, we have chosen Tuesday night as date night. In addition we try to frequent locally owned restaurants which offer outdoor dinning. Last night we enjoyed the patio at 300 East which is one of our favorites. Connie had Salmon and I enjoyed a shrimp panini sandwich.
While on a walk yesterday, I snapped this photo and I’m sharing it today to because I wanted to capture the love, love, love sign. Also, I was intrigued by the gentleman in the photo. He flash a peace sign which I wish I had captured. While preparing the photo I noticed the license plate which says “Down the Rabbit Hole”.
Another enjoyable activity this weekend was to stop, at Mama Ricotta’s, for a pizza prepared by Ricky. We enjoy sitting at the pizza bar and watching Ricky prepare our favorite; a white pizza with chicken sausage, spinach, and red peppers (yum).
One of the highlights of our weekend was to shop for orchids Campbell’s Greenhouses in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. Their orchids make me look I know what I’m doing. Actually the have a program where you return your orchid after the blooms have fallen and then a year later it is booming again. You pay once and then pay a small fee for them to care for your orchid.
On the weekends, we enjoy walking on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and we especially enjoy the trees. This tree is found at the entrance to Freedom Park. As you can see it was back lit by the evening sun.
Following are links to post of trees we have shared in the past.
Continuing a transportation theme, we are sharing this photo of the train at Freedom Park near Uptown Charlotte. We enjoy watching children play on this train when we visit the park. Our grandson plays on it regularly. A plaque says the train was built in 1920 and when retied was one of the last steam locomotives in regular service.