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Cool and Cloudy

24 May

Cool and Cloudy

Fantastic hiking weather! I did a two hour and ten minute training hike today. I’m guessing that I covered about six miles. I headed back toward Kirkwood again like I did on Mother’s Day a couple of weeks back, but I did not stick to the same route. This time I walked to the east where the borders of several communities meet: Oakland, Glendale, and Webster Groves. Heading out of my subdivision I saw this hot purple car. I have passed by as this teenage guy has been working on it, polishing, etc. Check out the hubcaps. Nearby is the entrance to this historic African-American cemetery, the Father Dickson Cemetery.

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An attractive new office building around the corner.

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Though most houses in the area are quite traditional in their design, Oakland has several examples of ultra modern architecture

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This house across from the golf course is topsy-turvy. I always wonder how it looks inside.

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The Westborough Country Club was deserted on a cloudy Thursday morning.

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Oakland has just constructed this lovely footbridge over the creek.

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This family has built their own French chateau in Glendale. The garage is a whole other house.

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I thought this sign was just humorous. “Holy Yoga is on vacation.”

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Then we walked through one of the most exclusive areas of Webster Groves. The houses and the yards are enormous. Sherwood Drive is a showcase for expensive homes.

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Crossing over Interstate 44.

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Still in Webster Groves, this is the home of the Webster Groves Historical Society.

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Back in my neighborhood I saw this banner hanging in the front of a house. Yes, it is.  “Life is crazy good.”

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13 Responses to “Cool and Cloudy”

  1. Linda Arthur Tejera May 24, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    If I was walking that route, I’m afraid it certainly wouldn’t be for endurance! I’d be taking it at a snail’s pace stopping at every gorgeous home to drool!! 🙂

    • Rosemarie May 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

      They are beautiful, but committed to excess.

      • Linda Arthur Tejera May 26, 2013 at 3:23 am #

        Very true! We would love to scale down around here ourselves.

  2. hitandrun1964 May 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I love the “crazy good.” Fabulous. The car was beautiful.

    • Rosemarie May 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      I pass by these places frequently flying by in the car. It’s amazing how much more your really “see” when on foot.

  3. mindlovemisery May 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    When I lived in Asheville NC by husband used to go walking around the neighborhood just to see the beautiful houses. I would love to see the inside of that topsy turvy house!

  4. Indira May 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Fabulous pictures. You are lucky, I can’t even climb 5 stairs due to breathing problem. Through your blog I do that, thanks for sharing dear.

    • Rosemarie May 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      You’re welcome. I have to constantly push myself. My hips ached and my feet were sore after this walk.

  5. Nature on the Edge May 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Enjoyed the scenery, and a rather plush neighbourhood:)

    • Rosemarie May 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      Plush is an understatement. The original houses have additions which make them twice as big as they used to be. In addition many homes have carriage houses behind with three and four car garages. The size of these is a third the size of the actual home. And then there is the expanse of lawn around.

      • Nature on the Edge May 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

        How’s that for rarified living!! Wow it’s another league altogether.

  6. Dina May 30, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks for taking me into another world, enjoyed it! 🙂

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