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Friday, 29 April 2016

29 April




My commute takes about an hour

I take the blue line home

and then I take a bus which drops me off just in front of my house

I live on a rather tiny island, which is connected to the mainland by a 2 mile causeway

One night this week as I got off the bus the driver commented 

"you must be so  happy to come home"

He couldn't be more accurate.

Happy and blessed to be able to live in this beautiful spot. 

~

this is where the bus picks me up in the morning. 

I love everything about my new job!

~
 
During my lunch hour I walk up over Beacon Hill 

through Boston Commons and into the public gardens

where beautiful tulips are blooming in all sorts of colours.




A few weeks ago it was finally warm enough for us to head out and do some beach hopping

~

all over the island ramshackle fences and brush beginning to bloom

~



Thursday, 28 April 2016

28 April




It's nice to see the surfers back after the cold winter

Yay summer!!

An early morning walk on the beach brings such April delight!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tuesday Afternoon



waiting for the tide to change





Sunday, 24 April 2016

25 April


the good

tiny little grape hyacinths...

which I had to lie down on the sidewalk to capture.


the random

Boston really is beautiful at this time of year


the fun

I met up with some girlfriends in Boston on Saturday.

We walked down Newbury Street, we had lunch and a drink,

we walked the commons and through the public gardens....









Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing

 

24 April



glass

sea glass in the kitchen window...




open

the opening of day


my city

Boston as seen from our rather tiny island



homemade

me!




entrance

a pretty window in Beacon Hill



Friday, 22 April 2016

22 April





We have had some Right whales (Baleen whales)

swimming around in the waters on our rather tiny island!

We could see them from our living room windows!

There are only between 350 and 500 of them left.....

~
The weather here has been beautiful these past few days...

if you like warm sunny days in the 70s!

~
I have been spending my lunch hours walking Beacon hill

and through the Boston Commons into the Public Gardens!

There are lots of things in bloom.

pretty sweet.

~
I am spending Saturday with a few girlfriends who I haven't seen for a while

We are meeting in Boston to do some shopping and have lunch.

~

I got home after a staff meeting at work 

to see a beautiful full moon shining in the window at my desk.

It was so pretty. 
 



Thursday, 21 April 2016

21 April



So....yesterday morning I walked the beach just before the bus came to bring me to work

I was looking for a little gift from the beyond 

a trinket - a tiny treasure

to help me feel a connection with by beautiful step-daughter Ashley

who passed away on 28 February

But....I found nothing...not even a tiny shell

and then I saw that some one had placed stones all the way across the top

of the temporary barrier.

And I remembered the Jewish tradition of placing stones 

on the top of gravestones of those we love

to say that we were here....and we remember you

I had stumbled upon an entire array of connections with Ashley

and yes, there is a connection, 

and yes, she knows I loved her, that I love her still

and that I will never forget her

and yes, I know that she will never forget me.



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday Afternoon





Northeastern University has a marine center here on our rather tiny island.

They do a honey bee study on the property.

I'm not sure if they collect the honey but I sure wish they did....

there are paths of wild roses by the sea cliffs there

and the honey would be delicious.





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Monday, 18 April 2016

18 April


the good

It's Patriot's day in Massachusetts....

we take that stuff pretty seriously!

I have the day off...three day weekend...Yay!


the random


Forsythia is blooming all over this rather tiny island.

It's so pretty and always means that spring is well under way....

although it has been quite cold still.

the fun



Joey and I walked all over the island on Saturday.
We scrambled over rocks and up the cliffs at the Northeastern University marine center, 

we walked across the beaches and down the wood path

we walked the neighborhood roads....

we ended up walking almost 3 hours
It was so much fun to be out of doors on such a pretty day! 



Sunday, 17 April 2016

when last we saw her



she was an old lady now

rattling around lost and forgotten

a shell of who she first had been

like a pile of yellow feathers she had found once, in the wood
 
she was ready at long lost

to put her memories to rest

so she stretched out her feathered wings

 and disappeared from sight

through a hole in the sky



17 April


outside

walking the Boston commons

of an afternoon




collection



tiny

forget-me-nots in spring gardens



hair

This came onto the bus and sat down in front of me....

I thought something was going to crawl out of it....scary. 



hungry for the weather to be warm enough

for breakfasting on the porch....



Friday, 15 April 2016

15 April



this is where I wait for the bus to work in the morning

and it's right across the street from my house.

Even when there is an icy wind blowing up my back off the Atlantic

it's a pretty sweet spot.

~

It's a long weekend here in Massachusetts.

We make a pretty big deal out of Patriot's Day.

it's marathon Monday and any kind of business that isn't 

marathon related is pretty much shut down

so...that means a long weekend for me! Yay!!

~
My weather app tells me it's going to be much warmer this week!

~
My sister is coming to visit from Connecticut this weekend. 

I am happy to have the chance to see her. 

~




the dogwoods are in bloom in Beacon Hill.

so pretty



beacon hill in bloom



Walking in Beacon Hill Boston

during my lunch break yesterday

it was so pretty...i can't wait for lunch today


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tuesday Afternoon



Michel Navratil, who survived the sinking of the Titanic when he was 4 years old said

 "I died when I was four. Since then I have been a fare-dodger of life. A gleaner of time."

what an awesome thing to consider oneself 

~ A gleaner of time ~




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Monday, 11 April 2016

11 april




the fun
all around the island the beaches are just about warm enough for walking.
The bus picks me up just across the street
which happens to be exactly where the beach is.
My plan is to walk the beach in the morning before I get on the bus.

the good
I am just about over my cold!

the random

Many years ago an older gentleman planted a bunch of bulbs

 along the road onto the village. 

Since then they have multiplied over and over 

so every spring as we come over the causeway

we are greeted by hundreds of cheery yellow daffodils.









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