Hiking East

20 May

CIMG2379 Sunday morning. Still training for my upcoming hike in the Dolomites next month. Hour and a half hike going east this time into the neighboring community of Webster Groves. I lived most of my life in Webster, graduated from the local high school there, as did both of my kids. When I became an empty nester, I moved to Crestwood. There is an urban myth (with some truth to it), that Crestwood is where Webster Groves residents go to retire. The houses are smaller in Crestwood and the property taxes are lower. I am a living example of the truth to this legend. However, the photo above was taken in Crestwood a couple of blocks from my house. It’s the azalea house where the entire hillside is planted with large azalea bushes. This time of year they are eye catching. CIMG2380

At the bottom of the hill in my subdivision a small footbridge carries us into a little pocket park that lies along a small stream. It is well hidden. I’ve lived here for six years and just discovered it a couple of weeks ago.

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Then crossing into Webster Groves, which is known for its streets lined with very tall trees.


Incredible poppies.


This corner of Webster is named Webster Gardens and all of the streets have flower names. The azaleas are just finishing their blooms. The honeysuckle is at its height and the scent is everywhere.

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A couple of typical houses in the subdivision. You never know what you might find in a yard, maybe an antique stove and refrigerator.

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Back in Crestwood in my subdivision this house has a front yard full of beautiful plants.


They’ve been doing a lot of sewer work in the area. It was nice of them to clearly mark this hole in the ground. Burnie was reading the sign.


A lady who lives around the corner has a very inviting front door. I love the pink lounger.


And we arrive back home. From this angle my home is practically obliterated by trees and shrubbery. I love it though, because in the summer my house gets a full day of direct sun.




This was another of my training hikes. There will be a few more before the big day.


5 Responses to “Hiking East”

  1. hitandrun1964 May 20, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    Wonderful and interesting and beautiful post. The flowers are lovely. Thank you.

  2. ostranderbellepoint May 20, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I can almost smell those lovely flowers. Thanks for posting!

  3. Bastet May 21, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Fantastic hike you had down memory lane (?)…interesting how things change, interesting too to see familiar places with different eys…great photos, I really loved them, can’t wait to see what you come home with from the Dolomites!

    • Rosemarie May 21, 2013 at 5:50 am #

      Thank you so much. I really have enjoyed taking these local hikes and seeing them with the eyes of a photographer. It is seeing everything anew.

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