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Walking in East Montrose is a pleasure shared by many. One of the best things about walking is that the walker can see things missed from driving or riding. The small details. The cats lazing on porches. The sound of water from the hidden pond. A walker can see the details.

Coreopsis blooms from April until October and even November.

Coreopsis blooms from April until October and even November.

The smallest details may be the flowers.

Vitex can be pruned into small trees. They bloom at least twice. They are also called Chastetree because Native Americans used the leaves in tea to ease Menstrual cramp.

Vitex can be pruned into small trees. They bloom at least twice. They are also called Chastetree because Native Americans used the leaves in tea to ease Menstrual cramp.

Flowers bloom in the neighborhood year round.

The Four-O'Clocks are what is referred to as "an old-fashioned" flower. They bloom in the early evening and attract hummingbird moths. They come in pink, yellow, apricot, white, and variegated.

The Four-O’Clocks are what is referred to as “an old-fashioned” flower. They bloom in the early evening and attract hummingbird moths. They come in pink, yellow, apricot, white, and variegated.

Blink and you might miss them.

Here is the "common" Lantana usually planted by the Mockingbirds because they love the black seeds. You will also see purple Lantana and the brilliant yellow Lantana around the neighborhood.

Here is the “common” Lantana usually planted by the Mockingbirds because they love the black seeds. You will also see purple Lantana and the brilliant yellow Lantana around the neighborhood.

Walking gives the viewer the privilege of a nice long look.

Hibiscus is a tropical that will survive a mild winter.

Hibiscus is a tropical that will survive a mild winter.

Walking is beneficial not only for the walker but for the neighborhood. Walkers can spot things like opened or non-secured properties. They can spot things out-of-place or unsafe. East Montrose is a very walkable neighborhood and hopefully homeowners will be encouraged, as the neighborhood becomes more and more gorgeous, to fix broken or non-existent sidewalks for those that like to walk.

Pride of Barbados has a brilliant bloom.

Pride of Barbados has a brilliant bloom.

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Walking around East Montrose is without a doubt a great pastime. The architecture alone will keep your interest.

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

There is a new art installation across from Inversion Coffee Shop and Houston Art League.

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Patrick Renner has done a fascinating job of creating what he calls “Funnel Tunnel”.

The artist

The artist

It is fun and quite colorful. I don’t know why it doesn’t stop traffic.

The not-quite-finished tail

The not-quite-finished tail

We stopped to chat with the artist. He was very gracious although he was trying to finish the project before the grand opening two days away. I imagine he was stressed but he didn’t act like it. He spent time explaining things to us. He made me want to put the camera down and pitch in to help add more slats.

The front of the funnel tunnel

The front of the funnel tunnel