when looking for me
directions will lead you here
right to my doorstep.
“fate pulls you in different directions.”
many parks that i visit
are quiet and solitary experiences
and then there are others
teeming with people and life
and noise and activities
of all kinds
both have such an important place and purpose.
“parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.”
― marty rubin
gallup park, ann arbor, michigan, usa
1st annual neighborhood block party
nice for all of us to mix together
rather than just pass on the street
get to know each other a bit better
police, fire, and ice cream people
the holy trinity of community support
came by for a visit
raised money for toys for our neighborhood park
lots of people, lots of food, lots of fun.
“nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there.”
-franklin p. jones
swimming off of belle isle in the detroit river
with the city keeping watch in the background
belle isle is the country’s largest city island park; at approximately 948 acres, it is larger than new york city’s central park. both were designed by famed landscape architect frederick law olmstead. the island officially opened in1845, when it became known as belle isle. in 2014, it became michigan’s newest state park and is being lovingly restored to it’s original splendor.
“detroit is big enough to matter in the world
and small enough for you to matter in it.”
― jeanette pierce