Tuesday, June 11 – Neighborhoods in Frederick

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** There was only one bloom in this long line of daylilies Beaded woodwork on Bentz There are some beautiful streets with early 1900's homes bordering downtown Frederick, notably Rockwell Terrace and Dill Avenue.  Both of them are west of Bentz Street, and they run for a few blocks before intersecting with College Avenue.  College Avenue, appropriately, runs past Hood College. The homes along these streets are primarily brick, colonial style, many with front porches and large lawns.  They do not have attached garages, but there are garages in the alleyways that run behind the homes.  Today I walked along Rockwell, Dill, and McClellan (the "alley"), enjoying the tree shaded streets and the variety of flowering plants in the yards; hydrangeas and daylilies are just coming into full bloom.  Hydrangeas It''s funny how rabbits think you won't  see them if they freeze. Along the alleyways there were glimpses into backyards with patios, raised bed gardens, terraces, sitting areas, and entertaining spaces.  They are like little hidden oases in the city. I can just imagine the days when large families lived in these houses, with their Model T's parked along the streets.  The milkman would have made his rounds in the early morning, and on Sundays, families dressed in their best would have walked to the churches in town. I had to look twice at this! An unexpected find in a garage window in an alley The citizens of Frederick have been enjoying these neighborhoods for more than a hundred years.  I hope they will continue to do so for at least another hundred more.   Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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