August 07, 2021


WALK WITH ME ~ there are quotations, though I could not find the one I  was seeking ~ about walking ~ about how it is not the destination, but rather the journey.                                            

So it is with my walk today. Simply along any street, anywhere, on a very beautiful day.
There is another quote that comes to mind though,
and it is a lovely one to share.

"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."

Once private residences, brownstones or townhouses, today these most often serve as a duplex or as apartments.  Along tree-lined streets, the ornate iron gates and balconies add charm.  Alley-ways or breaks between buildings will sometimes hold a small welcoming garden [see photo in the introduction above].  

This amazing mural is one I always pause to enjoy.  If only I had a wide-angle lens to capture it with one photo.  Also, the sign that tells its story has faded a bit with age, and sadly has been further damaged with graffiti, so I was unable to easily read the origins of the art.  From what I could read, the wall art was sponsored by a local women's charity with funds raised from several organizations.  Many artists participated with the painting of the mural [date illegible] and as shown in the first photo, there are "one hundred flowers in "My Sister's Garden" each designed by a homeless woman."
What began as a blue sky day ended with storms moving in.  So a few random photos of the city skyline from our top floor community room.  Looking west (1) as a storm approaches, I was not fast enough to catch the lightning strikes!  (2) Looking down at Mount Vernon Square and the Washington Monument as raindrops begin to fall.  (3)  The storm has passed and nightfall begins over the Inner Harbor. An earlier post about Mount Vernon Square and the Washington Monument can be viewed here if you did not see it when first published. 

Thank you for walking beside us.




  1. The mural does look amazing.

  2. Wow, that mural is really cool. We love the sky photos.

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Absolutely a beautiful walk beside you. WOW!! Love the row homes and architecture.
    Juney you and mom have a bird's eye view of the ever changing skies too
    Hugs cecilia

  4. that mural is fantastic and one I would love to see and also those beautiful balconies. I would love to wander and look but would never STAND on one. love your skyline after the storm.

  5. That is a beautiful mural. I like the wrought ironwork on the houses.

  6. Such a beautiful neighborhood and a lovely mural. We enjoyed seeing the skyline too.

  7. That was a nice walk and pretty sights, that mural is a WOW!

  8. So enjoyed the marvelous photo walk with you ~ Awesome!

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka ( A Creative Harbor)

  9. You live in a beautiful city. XO

  10. Thank you for taking us for such a lovely walk. Lee and Phod

  11. What a gorgeous mural and I love your quote! Love the private residences too.

  12. Great views of your city.
    The murals are pawsome.
    Someone in out city does them too.
    Mum often uses the quote you used today :)
    Purrs, Julie

  13. What beautiful places and I love the murals!

  14. The walks you so kindly share with us always make me happy.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely walk with us, Ann!

  16. Thank you for letting us go with you on your fantastic walk

  17. Such a fun walk-along. It brings back memories to Mom of her visit to the Georgetown University area. That mural is beyond words - so beautiful.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  18. I've heard of My Sister's Place but never had a chance to see that mural close up - WOW how inspiring! Too beautiful not to share. Congrats for being one of our Featured Friends at this week's Friendship Friday party at Create With Joy! :-)

    P.S. Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of Tsunami's passing. We will always remember and be grateful for your kindness and friendship to us during our time of need.

  19. Glad I saw this post totally amazing photos thanks so much

  20. Beautiful quotation and walk. The mural looks amazing.