A Tulip Garden

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Location: Coffey Ln. and Fowell Dr.

A Tulip Garden
Guarded within the old red wall’s embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
Here are platoons of gold-frocked cavalry,
With scarlet sabres tossing in the eye
Of purple batteries, every gun in place.
Forward they come, with flaunting colours spread,
With torches burning, stepping out in time
To some quick, unheard march. Our ears are dead,
We cannot catch the tune. In pantomime
Parades that army. With our utmost powers
We hear the wind stream through a bed of flowers.
– Amy Lowell

Photo: Paul Rasmussen

Waiting

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Location: 39th St. and 46th Ave

A walk through the Dowling Community Garden in anticipation for spring. The garden has been around for at least 60 years. It is a member of Minnesota Green, a program of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society which gives free seeds and plants for use in community gardens, and is believed to be one of the two last remaining Victory Gardens in use today.More information: http://www.dowlingcommunitygarden.org/index.htm

Photo: Ashley Yellick

Out For an Evening Stroll

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Jen and JJ take a break in their evening walk around the neighborhood to give their dog, Tank, some love. Jen is an active volunteer with the Longfellow Community Council’s Advancement Committee and can be seen at many of LCC’s community events, including the monthly Happy Hours, the next of which is May 27th at Harriet Brewing from 5:30-7:30pm.

Photo: Patty Day