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If you like some flowers and greenery as part of your ride scenery, the blue lawns of Beverly are blooming. I spotted my first blooming scilla, crocuses and daffodils over a week ago in the sunniest spots. It's starting to get good. In another week, it will be even better.

Longwood Drive from 98th to 107th or so has lots of beauties. There are two good ones at 99th & Longwood. The city even responded to my 311 requests and filled many of the potholes that were plaguing this part of Longwood. No April Fool's joke - fewer potholes. The 9800 and 9900 blocks of Winchester have great views, too.

The spring scenery is a great excuse to ride on the south side.

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Did you see the dead bird next to the tree in the second photo posted ?
NW corner of 99th@ Longwood is really gorgeous right now - lots of blue, forsythia too.
They're getting started again. In a few more days, 99th & Longwood should be spectacular again. Yeah, spring!

Anne Alt said:
NW corner of 99th@ Longwood is really gorgeous right now - lots of blue, forsythia too.
It's a glorious day to be riding in Beverly. Went all this afternoon and saw all these lovelies, some in north Beverly around 93rd & Pleasant, some at 99th & Longwood.





It's a beautiful neighborhood at any time of year, and one of the city's most bike friendly 'hoods.

The Brit version of Beverley sounds like a lovely place to ride, and definitely a bit older. Haven't been there yet.

Dereck Woodward said:
Hi there
Nice shots - looks a real pretty place. I grew up around 12 miles from a slightly differently spelt 'Beverley', which is probably a tad older and located in the north-east of England. IIRC, that Beverley's cathedral dates back to around 900AD ;)

It too was a picturesque spot in the country and oft frequented by cyclists - I have memories of riding out there when I was around 11.

That was a while back...

Must complete my cycling education and ride through this slightly younger version some time ;) Have already been to that neat bike shop in Beverly.

Regards

Dereck

They're starting.  I found the first buds in my lawn this morning.  Our bluest lawns should be beautiful in another week or two.  Here are a couple of my favorites from last spring.  These are actually in Morgan Park, on Prospect near 111th.

 

It's starting!  Spotted the first blooming scilla a few days ago.  Daffodils are popping.  

BTW, if anyone's looking for a real estate bargain on a beautiful street, the multi-colored house in the post above is on the market. 

More pictures soon. 

Here's that amazing bargain - gardener's dream - an 1884 Queen Anne.

Anne Alt said:

It's starting!  Spotted the first blooming scilla a few days ago.  Daffodils are popping.  

BTW, if anyone's looking for a real estate bargain on a beautiful street, the multi-colored house in the post above is on the market. 

More pictures soon. 

It's starting a bit later this year due to colder weather.  Started seeing the first scilla (little blue flowers) a few days ago and spotted my first daffodils yesterday.  By the weekend, it should be really good.

The picture above is from 99th and Longwood yesterday morning.

Blue lawns are at their peak now. Daffodils and forsythias are blooming. Tulips and magnolias are just getting started. If you're looking for a scenic place to ride this weekend, the locations mentioned here (and many other spots nearby) are looking great. Should be even better after yesterday's rain.

I love those little blue flowers! We have a few around Edgewater, but nothing like the photos of Beverly. Spring flowers for the win!

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