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.

Maudell’s garden

Maudell’s garden
The sign post for Maudell’s garden is highlighted in today’s photo. To the right please notice the sign for Madeline’s garden. The gardens are named after Romare Bearden’s Grandmother and Mother.

This photo was taken at the intersection of West 3rd Street and South Church Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following are links to the website for Romare Bearden Foundation and the Park Design with detail about the gardens.

chimes at Romare Bearden Park

chimes at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte
Playing the chimes at Romare Bearden Park is not only enjoyed by the young but also the young at heart. I’ll admit I play them regularly (smile) … recently I heard a guide explain that the park, flowers, fountains, and rocks were laid out following the pattern of a collage which was one of Romare Bearden styles.

This photo was taken at 300 South Church Street. Following is a Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden who the park was name after.

fish sculptures and fountains

A fish sculptures and fountains on the Green in Uptown Charlotte
Our Saturday morning rituals include taking coffee to the Green (a park in front of our condo) and enjoying the activity. We always sit on a bench next to the fish sculptures and fountains. The reason is because they come with built in entertainment. Watching the children play is a joy and this Saturday there was a wedding at Saint Peters Catholic Church next to the fountains. In the background of this photo you can see one of those attending in a very colorful dress.

This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Green.