Monday, June 25, 2012

In the Public Garden


 The Provincetown exhibit (which Steve has great pictures of here) was extraordinary. After, I walked a block to the Boston Public Garden. The smell of roses and clover were heavy in the air. It was in the 90's and the garden was full of people escaping the heat--it felt ten degrees cooler in the park.


I have fond memories of the Public Garden. My favorite is skating on the pond one New Years Eve. I loved Boston when I was young but now, having had New York as my city for many years it often seems small and provincial. But then I have a day like this one--the gallery, the Public Garden, a stroll through Beacon Hill to the Brattle Book Store--where art and history, books and natural beauty converge, and I fall in love with Boston again.


 It is the Revolutionary War, Louisa May Alcott, the abolitionists, Thoreau, Make Way For Ducklings, and a Robert Lowell poem,


Back in the Public Garden, swans were nesting, but didn't seem bothered by the busy ducks.


I have a few roses in my garden.


Lemon lilies.


Bees in the salvia.


The hydrangeas are blooming a breathtaking shade of blue that sets off pink and yellow so nicely, and with this cheerful posy I join Jane's Flowers in the House.

16 comments:

  1. And as ever you are a very welcome guest!

    love your bouquet, screaming summer.

    Your day in the city looked pretty sweet also.

    xo jane

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  2. Sounds and looks like you had such a lovely weekend, those swans are breathtaking. Love your arrangement, looks like hydrangea is the flower of the day! And are those daylilies in there? I never cut them since I figure they won't last.

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  3. Thank you Jane, for inviting to your walking in the park of Boston. The city is my dream since I read Murakami's real story there.
    And thank you so much for leaving comment on my blog.I was really touched with your warm and thoughtful message.

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  4. Nothing so wonderful as a summer posy...

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  5. My favorites, little posies of flowers. Just lovely!

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  6. Who is that sweet pink rose? It's a hydrangea Nation!!! aren't they amazing?

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  7. Hi again! The park is beautiful! Your flowers too! Are we enjoying summer? I think so!

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  8. oh, i think i'd much rather Boston. ;)

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  9. What a beautiful park.Boston is definitely on our to do list when we book our trip to New England!

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  10. Oh, those willows are like a dream. (So are your hydrangeas!)

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  11. I love the little bee in the salvia :)
    What a nice day!

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  12. I didn't know that swans nested on the ground, what a pretty sight! I visited Boston with my mother years ago (her hometown) and loved it all, including the commons.

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  13. I have never been to Boston in summer ... until now. Thanks for taking us there.

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  14. You make me love Boston! Beautiful!

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  15. Lovely garden! Did you know that Boston is one of my dream destinations? I have never been to NYC either and before I get old and rusty I want to see it all! I must admit that I hate flying a lot and avoid it whenever I can... You encourage me that it would be worth though! Christa

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