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Yesterday, on GDP, we celebrated Greensboro's public library system. Today's photo is the window of Scupperonong Books, advertising the Greensboro Bound Virtual Literary Festival begins tomorrow; another example of literary goodness in our community. Greensboro Bound is billed as a festival for "readers, writers, students, academics, and volunteers who are passionate about books, writing, and reading". It is a non-profit organization established in 2017 (reference and more information). The festival is the brainchild of Steve Colyer and Scuppernong Books owners. The annual festival has hosted many writers, many of whom are known internationally. Here is a link to see the... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you been to a public library lately? Today's photo is of the Central Library of the Greensboro Public Library system, the children's section. It is so beautiful, clean, and inviting. We visited on Saturday and there were just a few people in the whole building. The public library system is one of the few places where anyone and everyone has the right to visit. Truly, it is for the public. They are back to regular hours, yet are still offering curbside pick-up. They are also starting to reinstate special events, although most are still online (see an example, HERE).... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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ORMA, Oak Ridge Military Academy, 2317 Oak Ridge Road (Highway 150) is located northwest of Greensboro. It was established in 1850s, before the Civil War, and the buildings and property encompass 38 acres. The school has evolved over the years (read more here), both in curriculum and student population and in the feeling of remoteness. At one time, there was no commercial development around the academy, mostly just a few houses and woods. Today, cadets are within walking distance of a convenience store, Wendy's, a grocery store, McDonald's, and more. Also, many community ball teams play on the ORMA fields.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro is such a great place to live. The weather and landscape help, but what makes Greensboro fantastic is the people. Yesterday, at a yard sale on Greenwood Drive, the homeowner and host of the sale gave a piece of new jewelry to all the mothers who stopped by. There were no gimmicks and no purchase was necessary. She said she wanted everyone to be able to say they received at least one Mother's Day gift. What a nice, heartfelt gesture and the moms were appreciative and joyfully selected a piece of jewelry. To all the mothers out there, in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's mural is on the side of the Westerwood Tavern. The Westerwood Tavern has been a Westerwood institution for over sixty years. While the name and owners have changes, that Cheers feeling of everybody known your name remains the same. Westerwood is a neighborhood of artists and the bar holds events to support artists. Today's mural is an example of their support of the arts. The mural is most visible when headed west on Guilford Avenue. It evokes part Mexican alebrijes (as in the movie Coco) and part vintage Americana postcards. Local artist Beka Butts@bbutts_illustration created the mural. We actually... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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We took this photo about a month ago, but realized we hadn't been photographing community resources lately. Today's photo is of Cone Health: Wesley Long Hospital, taken from our favorite vantage point, the O. Henry Hotel, on the Green Valley Grill side. This location ia a prime one in the city, just a block away from Friendly Shopping center at West Wendover Avenue. Moses Cone is one of the largest employers in Greensboro and has played a leadership role, this past year, as Greensboro navigated the pandemic. Wesley Long Hospital has been part of the Greensboro community since 1917. Over... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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OK Greensboro, the weather has warmed and snakes are out now. We saw this black rat snake in our backyard this weekend. They are not snakes that look for trouble. The snake saw me before I saw him and he froze, hoping not to draw any attention to himself. These snakes are non-venomous but will strike if they don't have a choice. However, their real superpower is that they are proficient climbers. Somehow, they can scale walls and trees with no evidence of having any way to grip. They earned their name because they eat their fair share of mice... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is a day many Mexican Americans celebrate their Mexican heritage in the United States. It is not Mexican Independence Day, nor is is really celebrated outside of Puebla, Mexico, where the Mexican army won a battle over the French. The above photo is a display of Mexican popsicles, known as paletas. These aren't your ordinary commercial popsicles. They are handmade, frozen treats with just about any flavor- especially fruit- imaginable. Chile mango, lime, and cherries and cream are a few examples. If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to try an authentic, Mexican paleta. Cinco de Mayo... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Kevin Rutan, today's featured guest, is seen standing among pieces of artwork sold at his recent studio show. Kevin is the ever talented, nationally-known, decorative artist and owner of "Fe Fi Faux, Inc." When not faux finishing walls for clients in the USA and abroad, Kevin can be found in his studio expressing his creativity on canvas. All of his artwork is original- no prints. He is especially known for faces of women, one of which was featured on the January 2021 O. Henry magazine cover. Kevin balances painting canvases with faux finishing which he learned in the Institute Guégan... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Those who are pollen sensitive know that trees are just about completely leafed out in Greensboro. The above photo is of a blossom that dropped from a tulip poplar tree. The tulip poplars get their name from the green/orange flowers the tree produces. It is actually more closely related to the magnolia tree than either a tulip or a poplar* It is the state tree of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana; however, it grows well in Greensboro. The tree itself is pretty because it tends to grow straight and it is one of the tallest hardwoods. If you have one in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Casa Belen Ebenezer is an Apostolic Church located at 401 Norwalk Street , right at the corner with Pomona Drive. The pastors are Ivan and Azucena Morales Boitano. They offer Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday services in Spanish at 7pm. Also, there is a Sunday school at 10:00 and a service at 10:45. Yesterday, the building really stood out with the orange ramp against that bright, blue, cloudless sky. Also, there was someone on property doing yardwork. As quiet as it was here yesterday afternoon, it will be busy today. As Greensboro's population diversifies, more and more religions are offering services... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy May Day! Today is the day of an ancient festival of spring. The property at 609 South Mendenhall Street is about as joyful and springlike as a yard gets. Yesterday, we happened to stop by the "Little Free Library" box at the edge of this yard and the beauty of the flowers drew us in. We noticed the owner, Jane, watering the hanging baskets on the porch and struck up a good-old-fashioned conversation. The house is located in the heart of College Hill, Greensboro's first neighborhood and the first to receive an "historic district" designation Jane and her family... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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In January, we featured the styrofoam recycling boxes on East Gate City Boulevard. Well, the program has been so successful that they've doubled capacity. The area is hard to photograph, especially when the sun is harsh, but what you see in the photo is just one side of the enclosure. The other side also has another big, blue box and three giant plastic bins. As you can see, they were full when we were dropping off styrofoam recently. It is located behind the Tiny House Community Development building. A nice feature of these boxes is that they are always available.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo features one of the main views at the Elizabeth Hawks Herring Garden. It is located on the northeast side of campus at UNCG. Dr. William B. Herring, MD funded the garden in memory of his wife who was a great lover of music and gardening. So, the garden is perfect in its location beside the school of music. If you read about it (here), The design of the garden takes into consideration the sounds and movement of music. There are also areas conducive to practicing music, and we shared one such example last week. For over 20 years,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This house at 5207 West Friendly Avenue, built in 1939, has so much charm. It sold on April 1st and the new owners must be delighting in those azalea bushes, some of which are 10 feet high. This .5 acre property is located at the westernmost edge of Hamilton Lakes, right across from Guilford College. This Friendly Avenue house was built back when this this end of the county was rather rural. In 1939, there was no Quaker Village; Hamilton Lakes had not yet been annexed into the City of Greensboro (1957); the town of Guilford College had not yet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Last night was the first of two supermoons in 2021. The other one will be in May. A supermoon appears bigger because it is closer to the earth. Last night, the moon was 222,064 miles from the earth, about 8% closer than the average.* It was called the pink moon, but it didn't really present itself as pink. The moon was bright and for the most part, the sky over Greensboro was clear. The above photo was taken in northwest Greensboro is a suburban neighborhood. The lighting against the white brick added a nice horizontal orientation to the photo. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Farmers Market and AB Seed at Sandy Ridge were hopping yesterday. It seemed like all of Greensboro had been anticipating the Saturday cold weather and rain. By Sunday, people were cleaning patios, gardening, and out in search of plants and mulch. In the Farmers Market side of the market, Sandhills strawberries were a big seller. Asparagus and the cold weather vegetables are also in season now. One vendor had the last of the Richmond County pecans. Farmers markets remind us that foods have seasons and we await our favorite crops with great anticipation. Here is a North Carolina harvest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Country churches always look beautiful, even on overcast, rainy days. Hopewell Wesleyan Church was built over 100 years ago, but members have kept up the property. As seen in the photo, the azaleas in the foreground are a little past prime, but the ones at the entrance to the church are in their full glory. As of 2917, there were about 1,600 Wesleyan churches in the United States and their are Wesleyan churches in about 100 nations.* The early Wesleyan churches were known for being advocates of abolitionism and women's rights. Hopewell is located at 2825 Pleasant Ridge Road. They... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Unites States Post Office and Courthouse is also known at the L. Richardson Preyer, Jr. Federal Building. It is located on the block between Market Street and Friendly Avenue at Eugene Street. It was built in 1931- 1933 in the Art Deco style. It is five stories tall. The base is Mt. Airy granite and the walls are Indiana limestone. See HERE for more interesting details about the interior and exterior architecture. The interior is also beautiful and we need to get inside to photograph it for you. Today's photo was taken across the street at the Governmental Plaza.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday on Earth Day, we visited Brooke Neal, a retired psychological associate who worked with families of people with cognitive disabilities, people with autism, and people with mental health challenges. Brooke is originally from West Texas, but a series of adventures and relationships led her to Greensboro. While her professional employment was related to health and well being, her lifelong passion has been art. She remembers drawing a fish at age two, found that experience very satisfying, and was instantly hooked on the visual arts. In the background, you see one of Brooke’s paintings, Gaia, a Greek deity and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Imagine being on a mid-day walk and hearing the deep, low, relaxing notes of a tuba! Such are the experiences when you live in a college town. As campuses cautiously ease back to status quo, those wonderful sights and sounds are returning. In the above photo, Dr. Justin Worley (right) the is giving one of his UNCG students a lesson. They were playing outside the School of Music in The Elizabeth Herring Garden. The garden has been completed since 2000 and it brings the community great joy. Mrs. Herring’s love of plants and music are evident in the design. From... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo was taken on Market Street, the road that leads into downtown. LOVE is a piece of art made by Frances P., a student at the Greensboro Day School. How wonderful that LOVE is what you see and think about as you enter our city. Also in the photo is the Brown Building, Independence Center, and Lincoln Financial Corp. A lot of these utility boxes have artwork on them. It can be fun to walk around town and see all of the new artwork, whether you like visual arts or architecture. For a town of about 300,00 residents,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Dr. Simkins (1924-2001) was a Greensboro native. By profession, he was a dentist, but he also dedicated his life to the Civil Rights Movement and social justice. For 25 years, Dr. Simkins led the Greensboro branch of the NAACP. He worked tirelessly for desegregation of Greensboro. This statue is located on the northwest corner of governmental plaza. The sculptor is Maria J. Kirby Smith. The statue was made possible by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. The day we visited, a couple of young educators were taking selfie’s here at this statue. How encouraging... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday people were out and about in Greensboro. Red Cinema was open, brew pubs had people all around, and Elm Street was hopping. The above photo was taken at the Green Bean and is a good example of people spending time outdoors. The weather was beautiful, sunny and not too hot. The temperature hovered in the 60s for most of the day. Downtown Greensboro has also added a evening event on Saturday evenings, part of Elm Street is closed off to cars so that pedestrians are able to walk freely along the street. With the warm weather, "Open Streets" is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Sundays, we usually post something related to religion or spirituality on GDP. Yesterday, we were headed to town for a photo shoot. En route, the Weatherspoon Museum was calling our name. They have great art and the museum is free and open to the public. Visitors are required to sign in, for the purposes of contact tracing, if needed. As we were leaving, we noticed this Yaris, a subcompact Toyota, with a sun shield with a photo of the pope. If he saw this scene, Pope Francis would probably be smiling, the way he is on the sticker on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo