Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

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.