Inspired by Bonita's photos of her stroll through her neighborhood, I'm posting today's impressions recorded in our local botanic garden. Baudelaire urged artists to capture the changes caused by industrialization -to immerse themselves in the metropolis, to become a 'flaneur' to wander through the city - 'a botanist of the sidewalk'. With apologies to Baudelaire's sense of the word - I couldn't resist using it. I like its sound. I like the sense of wandering and letting the path, the sights, draw me forward.