*These pictures are not Picasso-worthy, so please forgive my lack of artistic ability. Also, please understand that I attempted to map this neighbor from different angles; the center map (sky view), the upper map (close-up view), the right map, the left map, and the bottom map (attempted street view).
Location: This neighborhood is located one block before my current address. The name of the street that identifies with this neighborhood is Kedzie. The cross streets are Bogue Street and East Grand River Avenue. These streets and avenues are three of many, within the city of East Lansing, that allow traffic of cars and pedestrians to flow respectively. East Lansing is a city directly east of the city Lansing (the capital of Michigan). East Lansing is splits two different counties which are Ingham County and Clinton County. Michigan is located within the United States of America. My interpreted conditions of this neighborhood are described below:
Weather: The sun could not be seen yet day was still in effect. Rather, the sun was hidden behind clouds of grey color. The air was moist. The temperature was relatively warm and muggy. The wind was fairly calm.
Nature: The grass was green with hints of yellow, but separated by paths of cement or gravel. The yellowish areas in the grass could have appeared from being maintained by lawn machinery, or the lack of or abundance of water and moisture in the soil of the grass. The trees were mature, damp, and erected. The build of moss and width of their trunks indicated their maturity. The discoloration in wood as well as the droplets of rain showed that the trees were damp. Trees were scattered few by few at each house. Birds chirped but their sounds were faint. Insects resurfaced. Twigs, braches, and leaves were scattered throughout the neighborhood. The land was flat and the cement was in usable condition-with the exception of fallen branches blocking the path. Cemented paths were straightly constructed and had smooth texture. Water puddled areas of grass and cement, and it sludge wet dirt onto the pavements. A walker, jogger, or runner left their footprint in the
People: Individuals participated in either one or both of the activities: driving a mobile vehicle, parking a mobile vehicle, conversing with another person via cellular device, in-person communication and/or hand gestures, walking/jogging/running. Most persons appeared to be between the ages of seventeen through twenty-three. They wore clothing that revealed their skin. They spoke English, Spanish, and several Asian languages. They varied by height, hair color, weight and other distinguishable components.
Houses: Modern two to three story houses were spaced at various measurements. Some houses were closer in distance than other houses. There were twenty houses-ten on each side of the street. Each house seemed to average the capacity of three to four persons for comfort living. Each house was built differently. Some houses had garages attached to the house while others did not have a garage. Most houses were painted with some variation of white. Addresses and mailboxes were not visible to the average bypasser. Garbage cans and recycling bins were knocked over in driveways or stood against garage walls.
Kedzie Street: Signs of warning posted tall in regards to parking during certain periods of the day. Street lamps were spread out every four houses or so. Wires were strewn through high wooden posts for electricity purposes. Stops signs marked the end of one block of Kedzie street.
Sounds: When I closed my eyes I heard conversations about evening plans. Most talks were sudden near and then gone as vehicles drove by. Many talks varied in accents and languages. There was no yelling nearby. No excited expressions to be heard. As birds tweeted, sirens and horns from the vehicles of emergency medical services and law enforcement bellowed aggressively through the air. Someone coughed from their car as they drove down the two sided street of Kedzie. Brakes screeched the pavement of East Grand River Avenue as vehicles directed themselves through and with traffic; and the breakage of twigs and branches snapped, surrendering to the pressure from a vehicle’s tires.
Smells: The smell of rain filled the air. Indescribable smells such as the mixture of dampness and mugginess diffuse through the air.