Skeletons on Parade

Halloween was yesterday and in our Beacon Hill neighborhood many of the houses competed with skeletons to be the spookiest. Above are just a very few examples.

It’s Coming!

One holiday that’s celebrated with a vengeance here on Beacon Hill is Halloween. It’s a little early I know but some buildings are already cranking up their decorations as per this doorway.

If you’re ever in this area on the actual Halloween day, do yourself a favor and drop by. Bring a camera. You’ll not regret it.

Threat Of Rain

When faced with any adversity, in this case rain, The Boston, Beacon Hill matrons make the best of it and carry on.

Not Your Average Beacon Hill Type

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For those of you who are not familiar with the gentrified neighborhood of Boston’s Beacon Hill, think starchy Brahmins. Wasps with money and “sensible” clothes. Suffice it to say, this lady does not fit the profile.

PS I LOVE her hat!

Victims of The Cold?

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These were happy little spring flowers yesterday. They were peaking their heads up in the next block down the hill from us. Today with the wind chill, the temperature hovering just above zero, I’m afraid they’re no longer there.

Winter (Finally)

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For most of this winter here in Boston it’s been very mild with little or no snow. Well, yesterday this all changed and we now have an honest to goodness winter scene outside. We’ve had it soft so far but today the temperature feels like zero and the sidewalk bricks of Beacon Hill are icey. Being careful are the watchwords for today.

The Building Next Door

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It was rainy yesterday and not really conducive for a lot of walking. I had an errand to do at a nearby grocery store and on my way back up Beacon Hill I happened to stop beneath a tree with a big overhanging branch. Holding my camera over my head, I was able to frame our State House within the arc of the branch. Not what I would call a once in a lifetime image but the gold of the dome against the gloom of its surroundings made for a nice juxtaposition.