This Motobecane has been my companion for 35 years. I wish I had put an odometer on it when I first got it. What wonderful places this bike has taken me! Today was another good day for cycling.....and it happened to be the first day of Spring!
It was about the crummiest day for a train ride into Boston, but it was well worth it because I got to enjoy many of my favorite parts the Museum of Fine Arts and the good company of Nora and Roger (who are so famous they requested no photos...)
I stumbled upon a labyrinth today- just a few blocks from my house, behind a church. I enjoyed looking at the nice shapes, and I appreciated the details in some of the stones along the paths. But, since I seem to be pretty good at walking around in circles all by myself, I don't think I'll be visiting this lovely labyrinth to walk in circles on purpose anytime soon.
I've had this pet peeve for a long time; it's about clocks in public places that show the wrong time. So I set out walking around my neighborhood to document all the offenders I could find. Well, after doing my very unscientific study, I am here to tell you that it's time for me to cross this pet peeve off my list. Eight out of the ten clocks I saw were showing the correct time!
(Of course, they show different times in the photos, because I was walking.)
This steeple had two clock faces- showing two different times, both wrong- but it was the only example I saw today of a clock in a public place showing the wrong time.
The rest were all correct (at the time I walked by.)
Damaged trees after the storm Maudslay State Park Newburyport, MA
Today I hiked around in Maudslay, the 500-acre estate along the Merrimack River I own (along with all the other taxpayers of Massachusetts) to see what last week's wind storm did to the trees there. Workers have been in there with chainsaws clearing trails, but many trees are still as they fell, and I enjoyed seeing how the wind messed with them. Have you ever wanted to pull a huge tree out of the ground to see what its roots look like? The wind can do that!