On a local blog I write I thanked Greenbelt Maryland for 3 fabulous years there this month. Then I went on to post photos of my favorite places – none farther than a slow 10-minute walk from my house – with some commentary.
I’m celebrating my 3-year anniversary by posting photos of some of my favorite places in town, starting with the New Deal Cafe, where I quickly became a regular.
The friezes by Lenore Thomas Straus on the front of the Community Center portray the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, and I immediately noticed that promoting the general welfare is represented by gardening. Yes, along with what looks like construction, but still…gardening is my thing so I love seeing it there.
Boy, do I miss the Greenbelt Theatre since it closed for renovations! Can’t wait for the exciting reopening, hopefully as a nonprofit group, for which I’m eager to volunteer.
I started volunteering at the Greenbelt Farmers Market in my first year here. It’s been a happy place to hang out and actually make friends.
I dare say the lake is a favorite spot for most Greenbelters, and count me as one of them. Any time of the year.
Now excuse the lack of modesty but I looooove my new garden in Old Greenbelt – it’s just the right size for this aging gardener. Above, the patio on the garden side (Greenbelt’s term for back yard) as it looked from my living room window in August.
Even in winter, with snow falling, I still enjoy the garden from that living room window.
In my front yard (“service side” in Greenbelt’s historic terminology) I’m still trying to figure out how to block my view of the parking lot, but I’m happy with this view of the patio, especially in the spring. Ah, April!