Humans are a creature of habit and I'm no exception. Fridays we can leave as soon as the busses roll - our reward for suffering through faculty meetings till 4 or 4:30 on Wednesdays.
Lately, Friday afternoon is when the Salvation Army empties out multiple boxes of books and dumps them on tables. As soon as I see rear of the last yellow bus I'm in my car and on my way. I have found some real gems there, not to mention that I always need a steady infusion of newish books for my Amazon inventory.
Sometimes I make out like a bandit and and sometimes it's not worth the effort. Yesterday was one of those days ...well actually the entire day was one of THOSE days. The end of the year in an elementary school is NOT FUN. I digress .
A couple of weeks ago I went exploring in the area and found this little gem of a neighborhood a block of a busy city street. Yesterday I decided to see what was behind the Salvation Army.
I stumbled across an interesting mixture of urban decay
and little wooden houses that most likely aren't ever going to be renovated.
Renovate or Tear Down?
And there is was, an urban garden created by some artists with a taste for urban living and a green thumb.
Urban Warehouse Living
Note the Pink Flamingo!
Adaptive reuse of old lockers!
Recyled Iron Fences
I love exploring a city on foot - you never know what you'll discover! I'll take gritty urban over pristine suburbs any day.
Good Luck Witch