Archive for June, 2017

~beartime story~

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

“You got yourself a big ol’ bear down by your mailbox,” says the Internet repair guy. He has a funny smile on his face I can’t read. “Biiig one, tearing it up down there.” “A bear is tearing up my mailbox?” “Well, not now,” he says, shrugging. “Fur’s all over that utility pole. Claw marks […]

~happy returns~

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

There was a rumbly grey sunrise, festive snacks, gardening, a run in thick humidity, many phone calls, an afternoon walk to greet deer and gather wildflowers, pizza, rioja, tiramisu, rain, new moon, fireflies.

~blaschka invertebrates~

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Made in Dresden by father and son between 1863 and 1880, and sold globally via mail order, these sea critters were initially made from the Blaschka’s own illustrations (and later, from life). These particular specimen are at Harvard, and inspired the institution to commission their collection of glass flowers.

~boneyards of boston~

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Stones from the numerous cemeteries of Boston and Cambridge. Panorama below is of North End’s Copp’s Hill. Click to expand image.

~frickin’ flâneurin’~

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Found along a two-day, tweleve-mile walking tour of Boston and Cambridge.

~happy returns of the day~

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Vintage car window decal score from Woodstock flea. Sometimes it still feels like image above, but sometimes it’s just like below.

~stone free library~

Friday, June 16th, 2017

~subterranean river~

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

(Click to expand image) Ashokan Reservoir, first stop of the The Catskill Aqueduct, built 1917-1924 and supplying 40% of NYC’s water. Whole towns were drowned in its construction (read about that here), and temporary towns were made to house those who built it. Some of the bluestone pulled from the quarry of this reservoir was used in […]

~binolux~

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Saturday spent exploring the new landscape, Binolux in hand, seeking what we might find, such as this abandoned estate. A quick internet search brought up nada, except that Estelina (French, Portuguese) means of the stars. Meanwhile, Binolux means style.

~plastic squirrel~

Friday, June 9th, 2017

 

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