We Enjoy Walks In Our Neighborhood June 24th 2011
Did You Know? -Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.
In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step.
Agapanthus is commonly known as "Lily of the Nile",
The greens are just magnificent
Mother nature is fantastic
A shady oasis in the midst of the suburbs
Did You Know? - Suburb mostly refers to a residential area. They may be the residential areas of a city (such as in Australia and New Zealand), or separate residential communities within commuting distance of a city (such as in the United States and Canada).
Some suburbs have a degree of political autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods. Suburbs grew in the 19th and 20th century as a result of improved rail and later road transport and an increase in commuting.
Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land. Any particular suburban area is referred to as a suburb, while suburban areas on the whole are referred to as the suburbs or suburbia, with the demonym being a suburbanite. Colloquial usage sometimes shortens the term to burb.
Love the colors
Blues, pinks and purples
We have many patriots in our small town
Chugging right down the street
Lantana draw loads of bees and butterflies
Did You Know? - Bougainvillea (pronounced /ˌbuːɡɨnˈvɪliə/) is a genus of flowering plants native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province). Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus.
The plant was classified by Europeans in Brazil in 1768, by Philibert Commerçon, a French botanist accompanying French Navy admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville during his voyage of circumnavigation.
Love the flowers
Meet Mr. Maple
The white flowers stick right out on a sunny day
Picket fences still exist
Romance is in the air
Love our neighborhood!
Even the trees are in bloom
Looks like there is an electric light inside
The roses have nearly every color you cold ask for
Even the simple are magnificent