Sunday, May 18, 2008

Loveliness in the 'hood...




Tonight was a absolutely perfect Mumma and Molly Dawg walk in the hood. The temperature was just cool enough. The sky was robin's egg blue with large fluffy clouds and the sun was setting at a striking angle, the light was low and that shade of gold that makes everything sparkle.
As Molly and I walked we could smell the sweetest scents. The lilacs and tulips of a few weeks ago have been replaced with the wild roses in the 'hood. These roses are small, just larger than a quarter and grow on wild vining bushes in almost every other yard. But they pack a wallop~ their scent carries across the entire neighborhood filling it with a sweetness no perfume can capture.
Also in glorious display are azaleas and rhododendron. The peonies are just about to pop too. There are flowering trees as well. I don't know what they are, but they add to both the sight and smell bringing pleasure at every turn.
As we sidled up the street, the laughter of children ebbed and flowed, washing over us carried by the breeze. The children played in yards, rode bikes on the sidewalks and in the street. Its safe enough in our neighborhood that they can do that. Although one young man did lose his basketball to a tragic mishap: it rolled into the street and someone ran over it, popping it. Earlier the hubster found its limp caved in form lying dejectedly in the road and carried it back to the basketball goal.
Hopefully someone will find another basketball and the kids can play again.

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