An ancient Roman sculpture garden is recreated at the Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
At this time of year, chimney bellflowers (Campanula pyramidalis) appear in the courtyard. The flowers are grown from seed and take two years to reach their six-foot height!
Quite an impressive work of horticulture.
“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
– Douglas Adams
(Taken at Ground Zero in September 2002.)
“Hate… it has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.”
– Maya Angelou
The world will overcome.
(While waiting at a train station in Quincy, MA.)
We can use every bit of sunshine to cheer up the morning commute.
It’s interesting how a piece of fabric can give insights on the larger society.
Who made it? How much did it cost? For whom? For what purpose?
A piece of fabric from a period can reflect how economics, politics, fashion, culture, and values are interwoven to form a structure that holds everything together — the fabric of society.
(At the Early Italian Room of the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.)
(Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.)
Make the most of the sunshine.
Run, sail, ride, bask…
Fall is just around the corner.
(At the Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts.)
Who can resist?
(Somewhere in Charles Street, Boston.)