What is special about Riverside? 

With a population of less than 10,000 this town would seem likely an unlikely destination, except for it’s unique history. 

The Village of Riverside boasts of being one of the first planned communities (est. 1869.  it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. And if your follow my blog you will know I am an Olmsted fan, frequently making pilgrimages to see one of his many designs across the country. 

This little village was definitely worth the trip.  We wandered down many of the   curvilinear streets admiring the homes with ample setbacks, and pastoral parkways with open lawn and naturalistic groupings of trees 

And it is not just the grounds that deserve attention.  Many of the homes were built by some of the most famous architects of the late 19th and early 20th century including : Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph L Silsbee, Louis Sullivan, William Drummond, R. Harold Zook,  and William Le Baron Jenney


early fall
early fall
early fall

Swans of Prospect Park

This photo was taken without a filter. The swans were just so bright in the sunlight, that everything else looked dark in comparison.

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom at Newfields is such an beautiful exhibit, made more so by the fleeting nature of the art.

Three Women on Canyon Road

Sculptures along Canyon Road

Beautiful views From Sandia Crest

Amazing view from top is Sandia Crest

Holiday Lights at Newfields

It was a beautiful night.  The temperatures were mild and the lights at Newfileds were just lovely. 

View Along the River

View from a bridge on the Chicago river

A New Park

Can’t wait to go back to explore this hidden gem just north of Broad Ripple. 

Fall In Indiana

Bridge on Monon Toe Path The Monon Toe Path weaves along the Broad Ripple Canal.  It is a pretty...

Rosh Hanikra

Love this view of Rosh Hanikra

A Walk in Daubenspeck

The fields of Daubenspeck Park are in bloom. It makes me happy to walk and enjoy the flowers.