Sticky

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.

brunch

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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. 

Following is a link to the 300 East Restaurant which we highly recommend. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Brunch at 300 East in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte

tiny horse

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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.

Following is a link to the Tiny Horse SNL sketch and the Tiny Horse website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A business, called Tiny Horse, found in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

stripes

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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.

giraffes

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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“.

Following is an article, from the Charlotte Observer, about East Boulevard. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Giraffes found on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

patio dinning

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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.

Following is a link to the 300 East website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Patio dinning at 300 East restaurant on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

happy Easter

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

On Easter we went for a walk, on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and meet lots of people who were enjoying the day as well. This young man was greeting everyone with an enthusiastic Happy Easter.

I’m sharing this photo because his greeting put a smile on my face. Also, I want to share positive images of people wearing mask.

Following is a link to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This young man was sharing a Happy Easter greeting to everyone he meet. It made my day.

Revolution

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

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”.

Following is a link to the Revolution Clothiers and Co website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Revolution clothiers on East boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

Brunch

We took a last minute decision to eat Sunday brunch at 300 East which is a very popular restaurant. So popular that reservation are needed. Fortunately, eating at the bar is first come first serve.

My breakfast was a northern Italian dish; with sausage, crispy kale, and an egg fried in olive oil.

Following is a link to 300 East Restaurant which is as the name implies, at 300 East Boulevard.

Campbell’s Greenhouses


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.

This photo was taken at 209 McDonald Ave. Following is a link to Campbell’s Greenhouses Facebook page.

tree

tree in evening sun
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.

This photo was taken at 1900 East Blvd. Following is a link to the Freedom Park website.

train

train in Freedom Park
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.

This photo was taken at 1900 East Blvd. Following is a link to the Freedom Park website.