Friday, December 2, 2011
World's End, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
This 251-acre parkland offers rolling hills and rocky shorelines, sweeping views of the Boston skyline 15 miles distant, and tree-lined carriage paths for walking designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Today, it is part of the land managed by the non-profit Trustees of Reservations of Massachusetts. In 1945, the property was short-listed for the site of the United Nations headquarters, which ultimately found its home in New York City. And no, I don't know why it's called "World's End." Let me know if you find out.
Former carriage paths, now for walking.
Boston is 15 miles away on the horizon.
Which critter gets to live in here all winter? If he/she goes out during the day to eat does some other critter get to move in? Is there some law in "critter land" that recognizes the concept of "dibs," as in, "I've got dibs on this....?" Maybe all retired people wonder about strange things like this - and, maybe not.
Why didn't this tiny oak sapling get the word that it's time to drop its leaves?
Long shadows and low sun even at midday this time of year.
A nice place to sit a spell and ponder.
Note to self: don't accidentally set camera to 16:9 instead of 4:3 format, it makes for narrow pictures -duh.