Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Sunday Walk

Columbia, Maryland is a planned community dating back to the 1970s.  It's downtown is centered around Lake Kittamaqundi - a manmade lake.
Sunday was a lovely day so after church we had a slice of pizza at Whole Foods and then walked around the lake.

Here's a view from the Whole Foods eating area.

The symbol of Columbia is the people tree.

The lake was brown from runoff.

Lots of restaurants border the lake on the westside.

Looking toward the east side as a woman tried to photograph the seagulls.

There were some surprising signs of spring.

From the eastside looking west.

Below is the former Rouse Building.  James Rouse was the developer/visionary for Columbia.  Eventually the Rouse Company was bought out by another company or two and headquarters no longer needed in Columbia.  It sat vacant for many years until Whole Foods bought it.

The store occupies one floor and there are other endeavors in the rest of the space.

It was a nice walk and reconnection to Columbia where we lived for 30+years before building this house in the woods.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have not been to Columbia, Md in a long time. I believe the last time was just at the mall. The lake and walk around the lake sound nice. I like the shot of the gulls and the view of the lake. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Christine said...

I enjoyed seeing your part of the world on such a springlike day! The antler tree is really something!
Enjoy your week!

Fun60 said...

What a lovely area to go for a Spring walk. No doubt it brought back many memories.

Photo Cache said...

A nice introduction to Columbia. Thanks.

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely Sunday photographic walk ~ gorgeous shots!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

joanna said...

Gives a great impression of your happy Sunday. I enjoyed walking with you.

Marcia said...

Christine - the tree is actually people's forms not antlers. I can see why it may look that way.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I like the look of the third photo down especially

Margaret Adamson said...

Enjoyed the walk with you and seeing hope spring is emerging in your shots.

Mersad said...

Thanks for taking us along on this walk. Thank you so much for sharing with "Through My Lens"

Mersad Donko Photography

Marcelle Simone Heller said...

There you go then. Spring feelings! #OurWorldTuesday www.travelbug.co

Bushra Muzaffar said...

What an awesome installation is the 'People Tree'!

Pondside said...

That looks like a good place for a Sunday walk in the springtime. Planned communities sometimes get bad press, but when they are done well, they are very nice places to live.

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