Here's a collection of photos I took today during the walk, just in case you are interested in seeing what my neighborhood looks like. (What you don't see is the comedy of me actually trying to take ANY photos while walking two dogs and constantly pulling up my yoga pants which kept falling down.)
In no particular order are some snaps of South End Tacoma:
A variation on the American Folk Custom of a pair of shoes tossed over powerlines: headphones tossed over powerlines
S 47th St. Not the most interesting place. At least their are sidewalks. That thing in the foreground is a portable basketball hoop. Notice the lack of people outside? I walk through my neighborhood almost every day and rarely see anyone. It's like a ghost town.
Not the greatest picture, but this tree is loaded with apples. There were a lot on the ground, too, and the air smelt like applesauce.
Our neighborhood actually has alleyways! This one is actually useable, unlike the one behind our house.
Curbside garden. Very nice. The neighborhood has varying levels of infrastructure. All the streets are paved but curbs, gutters, and sidewalks are kind of randomly distributed. I guess this is more accurately called a "drainage ditch-side garden". Still nice.
Sing along with me. "Our house. In the middle of our street." Our house is the one on the far left. We do have sidewalk, curb, AND gutter! (No, that brown car doesn't belong to us. That's our neighbor's, whose house doesn't appear in the photo.)