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Planters on Monroe Center. I am told that these daffodils will morph into tulips soon.

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But in the interim, we'll have peachy snapdragons!

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Women's City Club, flowering tree

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I sure do like the featured display artifact. A reaction to gas prices?

[edited while figuring out PhotoBucket]

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Beautiful! The trees in front of the Art Museum are on fire right now too. I got some photos yesterday, but it was a bit cloudy.

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Beautiful! The trees in front of the Art Museum are on fire right now too. I got some photos yesterday, but it was a bit cloudy.

But did you get a shot of the dandelions in bloom along the median of the East Beltline? Right around Hall St the median was a complete carpet of yellow. It looked really impressive until you realized it was all dandelions.

We now can all look forward to an impressive display of fuzzies flying with the first good wind gust a week from now :rofl:

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Are there any streets lined with mature flowering trees in Grand Rapids. They are terrible for cars, but phenomenal in appetence.

When I was living in Philadelphia I noticed several of them. It was truly magical to walk down them as the petals floated to the street like a pink snow fall. The aroma would permanently secure that moment into a persons mind, and today anytime I notice that smell I am brought back east.

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Are there any streets lined with mature flowering trees in Grand Rapids. They are terrible for cars, but phenomenal in appetence.

When I was living in Philadelphia I noticed several of them. It was truly magical to walk down them as the petals floated to the street like a pink snow fall. The aroma would permanently secure that moment into a persons mind, and today anytime I notice that smell I am brought back east.

Check out some of the side streets in EGR. Also, Laraway Lake LN / Thornapple River Dr are decent.

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Are there any streets lined with mature flowering trees in Grand Rapids. They are terrible for cars, but phenomenal in appetence.

When I was living in Philadelphia I noticed several of them. It was truly magical to walk down them as the petals floated to the street like a pink snow fall. The aroma would permanently secure that moment into a persons mind, and today anytime I notice that smell I am brought back east.

Yep, I got some shots of Monroe out front of Plaza Towers on Saturday. (Nothing I needed at the City auction, so I rode around shooting pics.)

Will toss those up tomorrow.

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From the other end of Monroe Center. (Yes, that's my ride.)

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I like these two houses. On Fountain Street near College.

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Just across the street. (The guy in the photo, another one riding home, and I had a lengthy fun discussion about two-wheelers.)

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Some Spring shots from the other day:

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D3's red tree at GRAM again.

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Michigan & Monroe (no parcel hauling today)

Yo, telco! Howzabout making your utility pedestals a little more attractive or interesting??

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Out front of Plaza Towers (Monroe at Fulton, for the K'zoo immigrants)

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Those daffodils were begging to be photographed!

These were taken last week on a walkabout. Testing some DOF shots with a new lens.

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Also, on this walkabout, I was continuing a project I started some time ago. I just uploaded it to my website as desktop wallpaper. I'm curious to hear any thoughts you may have on this.

Click here for desktop wallpaper

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Those daffodils were begging to be photographed!

These were taken last week on a walkabout. Testing some DOF shots with a new lens.

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And as of last night, they were pretty well shot. Mr Fowler sir, bring on the tulips!

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The veterans' park. These cherry (help me out, landscapers!) trees smell as good as they look.

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Nifty angles on these various features. This is at the entrance to the Govt Center parking ramp on Monroe.

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The little park across from Fountain Street Church. Grape hyacinths look --and smell!-- like little bunches of grapes.

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Continuing up Fountain.

[Note to graffitti people: were you born in a barn?!? The Planning department worked long and hard on those attractive and useful wayfinding signs. I myself donated several diopters to the cause while proofreading the details. And then you bleeps come along with your bleeping stickers and deface them. Do I have to ride around with a bottle of Goo Gone in my baskets? Who raised you, anyway? These are not bleeping blank canvases for your bleeping "art"!!!]

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It's not even, "art" its shameless band promotion half the time... The Punk United better shut the punk up - before I punk up their face. Nice pics BTW.

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"Evidence collected from the victim's digital camera indicates that she was astride her bicycle in the left turn lane on Fulton at Eastern, shooting photos for some dang fool message board."

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Out front of Plaza Towers (Monroe at Fulton, for the K'zoo immigrants)

Thank you! I am going to take a run up there tomorrow because I have to get some more measurements of the condo. I will make sure to bring a camera!

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Those flowering trees are gorgeous! My development planted them all over & it looks so pretty! Thanks for posting! Happy Spring.

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Thank you! I am going to take a run up there tomorrow because I have to get some more measurements of the condo. I will make sure to bring a camera!

Ooohh, new home pics. Those can be very helpful. (When I move, I take good measurements, draw a floor plan in Home 3D, haul the furniture in and set it right where it's supposed to go.)

Michael, continue up Monroe towards Leonard. I didn't go out shooting that area last night like I meant to, but will this evening.

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A Davenport building

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GRAM's white tree. (My camera must add a lot of contrast. On the street, the tree was lost against the grey stone building.)

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Heading north on Monroe...can we get some mulch on these flower beds, please? (Topsoil and water retention, erosion control, the bulbs do better, it looks nicer when the blooms are gone. Just take the chipper truck up there and unload; you gotta dump it anyway, may as well re-use this resource.)

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Nice.

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Closer look at the flower bed by the water department. (Hard to enjoy when zipping past at 25 mph.)

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Here's the old water department, ready to move in!

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Twilight at DeVos

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