I find it's convenient to take some drive by shots when I'm in small shopping areas during a slow time of day. That way I can slow down to take shots when no one is behind me.
There are several shopping corners that are good for that which I go to regularly.
I've decided to call them shopping corners because they are at road intersections and have a few stores in some cases, and a few more than a few in other cases.
One of these shopping corners is immediately after leaving my subdivision and used to be a large garden center. Unfortunately the garden center went out of business after 40 years or so and was replaced by a CVS pharmacy and a garden and lawn furniture store.
Another shopping corner I go to a lot is a little over a mile from me and has a pharmacy, grocery store, coffeehouse and a few other stores.
It's nuts in a way to think that within 2 miles from my house there are 8 shopping corners and 5 different large grocery stores.
Some of the shopping corners have a few clothing stores and several have large discount stores. One thing I like about these little shopping corners is they make it possible for me to almost entirely avoid malls. I am not a happy mall shopper and will do a lot to avoid the many large malls which have sprung up in my area.
I don't eat out much but if I want to there are lots of restaurants scattered between and in some of the shopping corners.
I don't like how over developed my area has become but I do like the fact that most of the shopping areas have a lot of trees and flowers.
I've been talking more about shopping corners than about the flowers in this post.
I guess it's o.k. to get side tracked. It better be since half of my blog posts end up being my meandering hither and yon.
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