Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Cherry Trees, Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Turns out that the two cherry trees blossoming at right are the most popular trees in the Public Garden on this visit.

Nothing else was in such beautiful bloom so this was a popular photo spot.

People are still pretty good about wearing masks.

A tutu is always in style - no matter your age.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Out and About, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This view is in the Public Garden recently. Note the lagoon was still bone dry after having been intentionally drained recently by park officials.

Spring flowers.

Cherry trees budding. Shorts and t-shirts return on this particularly warmish day. (It turned cold again the next day).

This image, treated for an old-timey look, is in the Public Garden. The bike leaning against the tree, people picnicking on a blanket, others sitting on the benches - this could have been on any spring day in the past 100+ years (except bare shoulders and legs would have been frowned upon).

Girl in a white dress. Thanks again, Boston, always my pleasure to visit and wander.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Magnolia Blossoms, Part 2 of 2 - Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Each blossom, it's very own jewel.

It was like being in a living museum - so many people out looking and taking pictures of nature's magic.

Mom and daughter pose for a picture to treasure in later years.

With camera smartphones, everyone is a photographer now.

What a show this year! And beautiful weather on at least one of the two weekend days. (These moments were captured on April 10th).

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Magnolia Blossoms, Part 1 of 2 - Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


It is magnolia blossom season on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.

Lots of people strolling, making pictures, and enjoying this annual show of nature (on April 10th).

It was intermittently cloudy and sunny which made for variable lighting conditions.

Magnolias weren't the only variety in full bloom.

But magnolias were the most beautiful. What a day in Boston!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Spring, Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

There are signs of spring though much of the landscape still wears its winter coat.

A foot trail through the preserve. Tidmarsh is my "go to" spot for a nearby quiet walk in nature. 

An odd-looking stand of birch.

A stand of pines nearby to Tidmarsh.

A view from the observation platform. Mass Audubon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the nature of Massachusetts. The membership organization owns and manages 36,000+ acres of preserved land and habitat in the state. Tidmarsh encompasses about 450 acres and is located on Beaver Dam Road in Manomet.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Out and About, Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wandering the Back Bay neighborhood streets treated me to these springtime views (on 4/3).

Most of the magnolias are beginning to blossom.

Hopefully, my next weekend visit will capture the peak blossom explosion.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A beautiful spring day on the Common - the cherry trees are gaining more color (this was on 4/3)!

The grass is greener on each visit.

More and more folks are out and about.

And sitting on a park bench in the warming sun is always a winner. (This is at the Leventhal Park at Post Office Square).

Following are a few black and white treatments that I enjoy from the same day/visit.

Heading home after shopping.

Face down in a device.

The best for last - a long and purposeful stride - my favorite of the day.

Ah Boston, you seldom disappoint.