Richmond in the summer has been slightly different than expected. During the school year, once students return from Spring Break, the campus and city turns into a botanical wonderland. Blooming trees of white, pink, and red keep everyone’s heads up as they prepare for the grind of finals. In contrast, the summers in Richmond are just hot. Like an inescapable cloud of humidity that follow you everywhere you go. It also rains pretty much everyday. I can count on the pounding spouts around 3 pm daily.
So when Anna and I found this street lined with flowering trees and gardens, we stopped right in our tracks. We couldn’t ask for a better hiatus from the rain and a return to springtime.