Hibiscus!

Went out after work to do our walk at a local plant nursery and ended up getting a giant hibiscus (along with some mums and a purple ornamental pepper plant). We’ve been wanted a hibiscus for a while now and the opportunity finally presented itself! Good deal price wise too. We’re going to decide where to plant it tomorrow.

I forgot to mention: It’s a Giant Hibiscus, not just the regular kind – so it’s blooms are large and spectacular looking in a deep reddish purple.

Early September Vibes

Boston Seaport District.

For some reason, Labor Day this year just doesn’t feel like Labor Day to me. I can’t really say why. Maybe because we’re kinda subdued right now. Even did a Target run! I finally did beat all 13 levels in that Landfill game today I mentioned a few weeks ago (Aug. 15th entry)- boy I must have spent hours on that – that was a good distraction for a bit.

Last Weekend of Summer

Historic Downtown Crossing (Old North Church), Boston

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

― William Shakespeare, Sonnets

Well, it’s the last weekend of summer (unofficially). Kind of a bummer, but can’t really complain. Had some really good times, and got to see some neat things this summer. Had some great times down the Cape, and saw some strange sites down in Spring Lake. Now will be a time to buckle down a little bit and focus on some other things for a while.

Working on Science

Christian Science Center

When I went to go walk by this place, I didn’t realize they were doing all this construction and restoration work around it. Still, a rather cool edifice.

Schooner Festival is Coming

Boats around Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester Boats (c)2019 Mark Bethoney. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s a couple of pictures from last year’s Schooner Festival up in Gloucester. I literally took hundreds of photos that day of which here is only two. I really need to go through those because I probably have some other great shots of the various schooners sailing about the harbor. The next one is in a couple of days but I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it. If not, I still have these to look and marvel at. It is pretty cool seeing them all together like this – they race them later in the afternoon against each other.

Entering Fort Point

Along Fort Point Channel, August 2019.

Here’s a shot along Boston’s Fort Point Channel. The small red building on the left just past the bridge is where the Boston Tea Party happened all those years ago. At the very end of this walkway is now a Starbucks coffee shop. Been kinda busy this week with other things hence the lack of updates!

Another Seaport Shot

Two gulls hanging by the Seaport.

Ladydoc got an iPad recently so I’ve seeing how this page displays on that device and I got to say, it looks pretty amazing. I feel it kind of makes my photos stand out better. Not sure how it looks on a Android tablet. I guess the better your display, the better they look is the bottom line.