It really isn't possible to get to know any town driving by on the interstate or stopping in at the uniform strip malls dedicated to consumption. Driving through a town helps. Walking is more better. You can see things up close and personal.
The last day of the garden bloggers Buffa10 took us to Lancaster Avenue and several of the gardens that will be open for the upcoming GardenWalk Buffalo.
I live in the wilderness. For me seeing city houses and architecturally and historically significant city houses is fascinating.
I don't think this color would work in the wilderness. Actually it cast a warm nuclear pink glow on the house next door. Yikes!
There were of course many other more tasteful and well restored houses to see,
On an inviting tree lined block were folks sat on their front porches and watched a strange group of camera toting people gawking at the every day scenery.
And the final stop, the home of one half of the organizing team for the garden bloggers confab, Jim of Art of Gardening. It was a most pleasant ending to a great weekend of seeing the power of gardening on the lives of people who embrace it.
We saw some rather remarkable private gardens while strolling down this tree lined street too. I'll get to that soon enough.