Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tulips and Primroses

I visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden this morning.  It's a good destination on a rainy day because of the indoor options.  Today's options included a primrose show.  I did walk around outdoors as much as I could, too, in spite of light rain, and enjoyed the spring blooms in the gardens.













 


         






 














My favorites.   Oh, these colors!





This American Robin was busily building its nest with lots of recycled trash.  It wasn't exactly well camouflaged.





Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beautiful Afternoon in Boston

Warning:  There are no "Things with Wings" in this post!

Jealous of my brother's photos of the Public Gardens, I wanted to visit them myself while the tulips were still in bloom.  It was very busy with other visitors, professional photographers and people just enjoying the beautiful day.  I was so happy to see the tulips.  Gorgeous!



Actually, I could count a swan boat as a thing with wings!














After the Public Gardens, I stopped at Acorn Street on Beacon Hill (which had been on my bucket list) and Louisburg Square at Ken's urging.  Acorn Street may be the most frequently photographed street in the United States.  Louisburg Square is one of the most expensive residential neighborhoods in the United States, with townhouses selling for over $11M in the 2011/2012 timeframe.  




Later, I met up with my brother and niece and we visited the Museum of Fine Arts and saw the majority of the "Art in Bloom" special event.  Garden Clubs and professional designers from across New England created floral arrangements inspired by works of art in the MFA.  The arrangements were scattered throughout the regular collections, but they provided a map that aided our search.   The following photos without floral arrangements were just other items in the regular collection that caught my eye.

  


 



  






  


 




Following the museum, we stopped for a little light supper after a day filled with walking!  YUM.