By A Quiet River

It’s time for a rest. A quiet break from the frantic acrimony that grips our nation. Maybe for a while we can just sit and watch the water flow slowly by. There is a natural world that needs our love. Let’s give some time to caring for it.  

Beacon Hill (8:35 AM)

For those of you who are not aware of the self-aware brick clad, gentile antiquity of our area, I offer the pose of this gentleman. 

It’s Not Easy

With the increasing social discord in this country it can’t be easy for a black guard in a wildly upscale shopping center where the affluence level of, mostly white, shoppers is off the charts.

Cool In The City

This week promises to be very hot and muggy. For kids, and adults too, there’s a place in the Harvard campus area that provides the perfect escape. It’s a cute little fountain setup that consists of a bunch of boulders and lots of short little fountains spraying a cooling mist over the area. It’s the perfect spot to take your hot cranky kid(s).  

Gunshots? Rocks? Make A Big Mess

There’s a little convenience store a very short distance from where we live. Right across the street from the Massachusetts State House in fact. Coming back home today I passed this guy shoveling a whole bunch of shattered glass into buckets so he could cart it away. See the holes in the widow above him? Hard to know what caused them but one things…

Summer Fun (A Happy Picture}

With all the terrible news these days, I thought I would just post a happy picture of a bunch of people cooling off in Boston’s Frog Pond. 

On The Stone Edge Of The Library

During the day a lot of people can be found on this stone bench. It’s a comfortable place to sit. However, the distressing thing is that those who find their way here are often pretty much down on their luck. This fellow though seems more lost in thought. Further down the way is the rougher crowd.

Which Way To Go?

It’s all in the yellow lines!

Daddy Says

We’ve got a wading pool here in Boston called the Frog Pond. (My blog is named after it.) On a hot sunny weekend the place is packed with little people having a wonderful time. This little girl was splashing around happily with Daddy watching on from a distance. I took this photograph just as Daddy came over to her and said they needed to…