Mr.Ma and I went for a leisurely stroll around the maze of back alleys in our neighbourhood. Married couples do that now and then, you set out by instinctively reaching for each other's hand and go where your feet take you.
The thing about our alleys is that just like the front streets in the neighbourhood, the trees are older and full so they make a right pretty picture when you're out enjoying nature. It doesn't matter that everyone's trash is out back on the day before garbage pickup, our alley ways are still pretty. As we walked, every now and then he'd let go of my hand as I stopped to capture something with my camera.
Like, his cute butt.
......or some pretty flora up against a quaint fence.
This time of year, the berries on the Mountain Ash trees are bright orange.
Here at the end of one alley, we hit a little park which we walk through to get to another alley.
9. BLUE SPRUCE
As we leave the park and cross the street toward the next alley, there is a little "dead end" that has always puzzled me. Had they intended to carry on another street here when they built the houses here 40 years ago and then decided to build a park instead? Ah well the mystery shall remain.
13. My favourite restaurant
And now we turn left and head down a rather long alley. To the right on the other side of that wall is a major thorougfare. It's the one I cross walking to work.
15. There's that butt again
16. Someone had fun stencilling the cable boxes, and I liked this one.
By now, Mr.Ma is asking me, "How many times are you going to stop? Just how many pictures can you take with that card?" I think he just misses my hand when he's not holding it.
20. Here we cross another street toward another alley.
Down there you can get an idea just how absolutely loaded with trees one person's back yard is.
23. I shot this over his fence, what a great back yard.
25. Colourful crab apple
Now we're almost at the end of the alley that is right across the street from the front of our house.
31. And there's our house across the street, we're home!
I hope you enjoyed coming along on our stroll. Mr.Ma and myself are tickled pink to have had you along with us.
Until next time,