Monday, November 16, 2009

Old Insurance Maps online

Someone posted a link the other day to the Cincinnati Public Libraries online Cincinnati Insurance Maps. There are two volumes, and maps for our area are in Volume 2. Most of Walker is displayed on page 163 with more of the south end, and East side of the street on 157.
Each page is a separate PDF, here is a small screen shot of Walker. The detail in the PDF is very impressive.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Walker Street Block Party IV

The Fourth Annual Block party is set for Saturday, September 12th at 6:00 pm. This is the weekend after Riverfest.

Again this year we will have the party on the south end near the path to Filson Park. This year we are going totally potluck.

You can bring:
  • Beverages
  • Entree, Side Dish, or Dessert (Specify when registering)
  • Chairs if you want them
This year I set up the event in Evenbrite. Go to the Walker Street Block Party to register and to let us know what you are bringing.

Monday, May 25, 2009

We have a number of concrete urns at the entrance of the street. We used to have two iron ones until they were stolen. A couple of neighbors bought these to replace the iron ones. Unfortunately someone decided to play tip the urn and smash them up. These have been repaired, and suck in concrete this time.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pink Flower in Details

Another extreme closeup with the 24mm @ f/2.0. I love how the front edge of the leaf is razor sharp.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purple, revisited

Still not sure what it is, but another view of the flower from a few days ago.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Catalpa, or Catawba, or String Bean Tree

I remember this from my grandparent's yard in Mt. Washington. I always called it the String Bean Tree because of the long pods that look like string beans (I'm real creative that way). Believe it or not, this tree is in the Trumpet family. You can see more info about the Catalpa on wikipedia.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Extreme Closeup

This picture was taken very close with my Sigma 24mm @ f/2.0. The depth of field is just a sliver.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Purple Flower Close-up

Not sure what this is, but it looks nice.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Iron Pot

Planted iron part in the south garden.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is growing on the iron fence of one of our neighbor's house.

Friday, May 15, 2009

WIld Flower

Picture of a pretty common wild flower around here. Looks a little like a miniature Daisy or Chamomile but not either. Anyone know what this flower is?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mid-Street Pansie

Not trying to call anyone out on the street, just trying to create a very bad pun.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wet Iris

Rainy day, pulled out the 24mm 1.8 for this one.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rose Bloom

Here is the same Rose bud the next day already in bloom.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rose Bud

There is a small Rose bush in the South garden. It is just beginning to bloom.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Virgina Creeper

We had problems with our brick exterior due to the Ivy that had grown into the bricks for years. This is a covered wall out back with some of the nasty (to brick walls) Ivy, as well as Virginia Creeper.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Iris

I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more Iris. There are a lot of Irises in bloom on Walker right now. This is from the north end of the street.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lazarus Lizard

Today's picture turns out to be a lizard. Cincinnati has a quite a population of "Lazarus Lizards". It is so named because it was introduced by a member of the Lazarus family (department store owners, now called Macy's). You can read more information at Wikipedia.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another Iris...

At the risk of getting into a rut, yet another Iris picture. There a quite a few varieties of Iris' on the street. This is from the north garden on Walker.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Well, Wednesday was a rainy one. This brought out the snails. There were quite a few on the north side of the building bordering the south garden. The first shot displays a snail in full motion. Obviously I did not need too fast of a shutter speed to capture.

Today I add a bonus picture. Which basically means that I could not decide. I like this one because of the drop of water hanging off of the snail's shell.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 2...

This is a hanging basket on an old street sign that indicated where the Ringgold would have intersected Walker if it had extended past Josephine. You can see the globe added to the top in the background.

And yes, first day was first mistake. That was an Iris I shot.

Monday, May 4, 2009

April Showers...

Well, I decided to give this concept of a picture-a-day a chance. I am going to focus just on May, and the gardens on Walker Street. The first picture is of the Flox in the garden, and was actually taken at the end of April.

I chose the gardens, because that was the biggest surprise for us after we moved in. One public garden is located right across the street from us. When we moved in, it was a dirt lot with a fallen telephone poll and some dead cedar bushes. I cannot even find a before picture, as there was no reason to take a picture. Then neighbors Tim and Rick decided to go nuts and create a garden for all to enjoy. Many folks have contributed, but I credit them with getting the ball rolling and still contributing the lions share of time on the garden.

Andy and Corrie went and did the same thing at the end of the street with the help of Ross. They have turned an abandoned lot into a nice little garden. I enjoy it every time I pull into the street, and will try to make it down there, camera in had, to add pictures from it as well.

The southern garden has a lot of Daylillies, and since those are just starting to bloom, I have made today's picture a picture of one of the Yellow Daylillies.