Now that everyone has been thoroughly refreshed at the CVS, it's time to continue our Saturday morning journey. The first stop will be the post office. Funny thing about this branch is that its not really the town's branch, but is simply a sub-branch of Hartford, or so it says on the outside of the building. The post office here is a prime example of bad management practices as it pertains to the US government. And we know how a well-oiled machine the government is, now don't we. In all seriousness, I have made one or two good friends at this branch and was very sad to see them move on to other things (and not necessarily by choice either). Anyways, this is were I do most of my bill paying, since I don't like the current practice of having EFT's done to my checking account, so I buy money orders. I'm well known in that branch for buying money orders. How well known? As soon as I approach the counter, the clerk asks, "How many?"
This is a nice panoramic shot of walking down Lowery Place (where the post office is located). In the foreground is a nice vacant lot/open mini-field, that right now as of this post, has purple wildflowers in it. Just behind those two white trees, now green, is the local volunteer ambulance. And that bump rising up in the background is good old Cedar Mountain. And in front of those two little white bumps off to the left, is another field, which is featured in my short story "Saturday".
This is at the other main intersection as you come down the hill. This is looking north down Hawley Street. Not much to the shot, other than this is one of the streets I walk down on my return trip home. I walk in a relatively big circle on Saturdays. Actually more like a lollipop, in that about 99% of the time, I wind up back on the street I started on that was featured in Part 1.
I was really trying to get a good shot of my thumb, but that pesky plant/tree display got in the way. I wanted to show everyone a few examples of the kind of green thumbs that a good chunk of the residents have here in Newington. For what it's worth, this person kept their yard in immaculate condition during the spring, summer and fall.
I thought this was a especially funky looking tree, since it had a mixture of green and white in the leaves (now all green). I like this tree so much that for a while it was one of my blog screen shots (I think). As you can see, it was gloriously sunny day when I took these pictures, as well as very breezy and comfortable.
And finally, the other photo that became my blog screen shot for about a month or so. At this point, we're back on the street that we walked up in part 1. I thought this scene was especially inviting, with the blooms scattered along yard and driveway. I actually seriously considered shooting this for part 1, but it didn't look so good on the other side, so I decided to wait until I came back home.