Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Technical Difficulties....

I'm having trouble uploading photos to Blogger, so cross your fingers I can get it straightened out tomorrow....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tower Rehab

This is Holy Trinity (German) Church, which is in the South End on Shawmut Ave. There was a sign out front about the Tower rehab project, which stated that the church was built in 1877, and the steeple was lost in a hurricane in 1938. It didn't look like there was any current construction going on when I took the photo (which was a few months back), so perhaps the sign was left from a previous project.

I'm rushing off to the airport (Wisconsin for an extra long weekend!), so you'll have to click through to the church's page if you'd like to read more of the history.

Have Car, Will Move Tree

This cracked me up when I saw it parked outside a flower shop in Roslindale. Good thing they've got a convertible, it would have been tricky to fit that tree into a sedan!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I heart these guys, too.

These two houses are adorbale, and impecibly maintained. Also, I don't know if they took each other's house color into consideration when they were choosing, but I think that these two colors look awesome side by side.

Also on Fairview Street in Roslindale, which seems to have an abundance of cute houses.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I heart this house.

This house isn't anything spectacular, and I'm pretty sure it could use a new coat of paint (and new windows, and some yard work), but when I was walking down the street and saw it framed by this tree, I fell in love.

Fairview Strett, Roslindale.

Click to enlarge and really appreciate it!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Same Subject

Just a different point of view on the Bank of America Pavillion.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


This is the Bank of America Pavillion, which is on the waterfront in South Boston and is a very fun place to see a show in the summer. There are tables set up along the water, so you can grab a drink and check out the downtown skyline in between sets or before the show starts. I'll try to get back there sometime this summer and get a picture of that view, but in the meantime you'll have to enjoy this one.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Aerial View of Coastline

Here's an aerial view of the Massachusetts coastline, south of Boston.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Aerial View of Boston

I gave Ed a flying lesson for his Christmas present and he finally had a beautiful day to use it. The best, and unexpected, part of this gift was that I got to go up with him! We took off from Hanscom Field in a Piper Warrior and headed towards Cape Cod. This is a picture of the Boston skyline on our way south.
*Click to enlarge and check out the detail!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

This dog found a great spot to rest in a doorway on Newbury Street. We spent a few minutes staring at him and he at us...nothing seemed to bother him!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Newbies in Boston

Some Canadian Geese and their goslings seemed to be enjoying themselves in the Charles River despite the incessant rain.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Model Madness

I've walked by plenty of movie sets in Boston but not once have I walked past a photo shoot. This model had a throng of observers as she posed for a photographer in front of the Taj Hotel on Newbury Street.

Monday, May 12, 2008


The Boston Scientology headquarters are around the corner from our apartment. This sign is on the corner of our block and I never noticed the graffiti on it until a friend pointed it out to me this weekend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Oh look! I saw a pretty flowering tree, and I took pictures of it's flowers! I'm sure you're all shocked. ;)

Leyre and I took a walk through Arnold Arboretum this morning, where they were celebrating the 100th anniversary of their Lilac Sunday festival. The weather was beautiful, despite the forecast earlier this week predicting a horrible, rainy weekend. There were families and dogs everywhere, which is no good for me since I've got serious doggy fever right now (but can't have a dog in my apartment).

Friday, May 9, 2008

New (to me) Tree

I probably need to try and get a better photo of these trees, but I noticed them for the first time the other day leaving work! They have these itty bitty blossoms on them, in a bright fuchsia color. They're gorgeous! I had never noticed the one in front of my office until this week, and then of course I noticed that I rid the train right past a whole row of them every day. But what are they?!?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Do It For The Boobs.

I have taken on an incredible challenge...on Oct 3rd-5th, my sisters (find one of them here) and I will be walking 60 miles over the course of three days. We must be crazy!

But we're not that crazy! It’s for the boobs! We're walking in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Komen for the Cure grant. They are working hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2,500 to help bring us closer to that goal!

Please consider making a donation. You can donate online by clicking on the link in the right hand menu bar. Or you can call (in the US!) 800.996.3DAY to donate over the phone. And don't forget to check with your employer to see if they will match your gift!

Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer. How many women do you know? Divide that number by eight. Makes you want to donate, doesn't it?

Thank you in advance for your support! The CDP community has continually amazed me - from teaching me why people leave small stones on top of grave markers and what flowers I've come across recently, to seeing folks reach out when one of our community members suffers a horrible tragedy...I know that those of you who can will donate generously, and those that can't will be sending me lots of positive thoughts and vibes throughout my training and the walk itself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Fresh Fruit

This fruit/veggie stand is at Dewey Square year round. Even in the snow. Even in the rain. Even in the freezing, freezing cold. It's handy if you have no idea what to do for some rice at home? Pick up some veggies and make a stir fry?! Forget your breakfast? Grab a few pieces of fruit and nosh away!

The most interesting bit? Inflation hits here, too! Prices have gone up from $1/3 pieces of fruit to $1.25/3 pieces. It's no Haymarket, but it's there all week and it's right in between the T and the office.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Ha! How often do you get to use the word squeegee and have it be in context?! I love that word. I also love squeegee's, which once prompted my mother to buy one for our house in the hopes that it would make me more willing to wash the outside of the hard to reach kitchen windows. Pretty sure that loving squeegee's didn't work to her advantage that time. Sorry, Mom!

Anyway, back to the point here...I went out for a stroll (and maybe some ice cream) at lunch today, and saw this guy cleaning the windows. He was only about 3 floors up. He had a guy down on the sidewalk that lowered him when he was done and ready to go down a floor. These guys were also the THIRD window washers I saw while I was out...I guess they wanted to get it in so everyone would have a nice clear view of tomorrow's rain from their office?!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


This was on the side of one of the buildings by Haymarket.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fur Seals

Back to the Aquarium for another cute creature! I had forgotten even taking pictures of the fur seals until I was looking back at my photos today. The fur seals are actually in a tank that is just outside of the entrance to the aquarium, so you can stop by and check them out even if you don't want to buy a ticket and go into the building. They're super cute, and they totally show off for a crowd! This guy was my favorite - he was hanging out in the corner like that for a bit, then flipped over and poked his head out to gargle and make some noise, and then he dove down, spun upside down, and swam away...still upside down!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

7 for $1

On my way home from the Aquarium yesterday I walked through Haymarket. I haven't been since last summer, and after how well I did yesterday I'll be sure to get back more often. I got 10 oranges, 5 blood oranges, 2 mangos, and 6 bananas for $4!!!

Click the photo to enlarge and check out all the details.

PS - we're almost caught up (I need to put together one more post), so make sure that you look back at the last week's photos!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Myrtle the Turtle

I went to the New England Aquarium with a friend that was in town today, and we loved this lady, Myrtle the Turtle. Myrtle is 75 years old and weighs 500 pounds. She has been at the aquarium since it opened in 1969.

Friday, May 2, 2008


This goose has been sitting on her (his? I know they take turns, I just have no idea how you tell them apart?) nest for a few weeks. I'm dying to see the fuzzy little goslings when they come, and I think that should be in the next week or two! I check on her every morning on my way to work and every evening on my way home.


Sorry folks, I've been wanting to update with our trip to CA and with our theme day but technology has been conspiring against me. I think that I got things straightened out last night and I'll have time to get back on track tomorrow morning. Check back tomorrow for all the backposts!