“The Way Life Should Be”

FINALLY we’ll have a chance to escape Boston’s lockdown and travel north to god’s country (Rockport, Maine) to visit family and friends. It will be a short visit but to say we’re looking forward to it is a VAST understatement.

Boston’s Chinatown

I don’t normally photograph in Boston’s Chinatown mainly because it’s a fair hike from where we live. Today however, my wife suggested we go there and wow was the walk fun! The neighborhood’s combination of grit and beauty was a street photographer’s banquet. The heat and humidity were pretty oppressive and I’m glad we finished early.

Gardening In Covid-19 Time

The fun fact about this photograph is that it was not taken in some rural or suburban location. I took it in the second block of Newbury Street, Boston’s premium “gold coast” shopping area. Think of it as a yankee’s Rodeo Drive.

For an instant you can forget Covid-19 and feel the warm soil getting under your fingernails reminding you that you’re still a sentient being living on a miraculous blue planet.

Rainy Day Rumination

The stock market’s down almost 1900 points. We’re still “sheltering in place”. Translation: Stuck in here.

AND….It’s raining cats and dogs.

Come to think of it being inside right now isn’t so terrible. Can’t say that though about the economy.

Hemmed In And Sullen

I have no idea who he is. I think it might have been taken somewhere around the main branch of the Boston Public Library because of the marble and iron background. It doesn’t matter. His facial expression accurately captures the general mood around here.

Colorful Covid Costume

I’m getting tired of posting doom and gloom monochrome images telling of the difficult times we’re going through, sooo here’s a change of pace. Yes, we are still under a shelter at home order. Yes, we are directed to wear masks when we venture out AND yes, there’s also a curfew in place.

BUT this Beacon Hill matron is doing it with so much style, one can’t help but smile.

Together

It’s been quite a few weeks since I posted something here. A neglect caused by laziness, change in thinking, or just plain fear, I’m not sure. When I stumbled across this photo today, I found I wanted to share it.

The couple is my stepson and his girlfriend hiking in Petaluma, California. They’re cresting a ridge in the Helen Putnam Regional Park. Nothing in front of them but grey cloudless sky. Their formless way ahead reminded me what we all are facing currently with the Covid-19 epidemic.

The way they’re doing it is the way we should.

TOGETHER

Rain rain and MORE RAIN

We have access to a widow overlooking Boston Common, a lovely 50 acre park. Smack dab in the middle of the city. The land is a fantastic asset and used daily by many many people. Not so the day before yesterday. That day, the rain NEVER stopped!

Summer rain is one thing, but February rain is something completely different. As this image, hopefully shows.