I’ve usually left work by the time it’s dark enough for these lights to look pretty, but last night I went out to dinner near the museum. This is the view of the Northern Ave bridge while crossing the channel on the Congress St bridge.
Even at work, I’ve got a junk drawer. And it’s got some weird stuff in it:
When you’ve got a few hours of snow followed by freezing rain and rain, then a very cold night, you wake up to a big solid mass of frozen slush. A standard snow shovel will not suffice alone. What you need is some salt, some sun, a regular metal digging shovel, then a snow shovel to remove the chipped ice. Followed by a massage.
Just last night, Doug and I were saying that we can see how people get frustrated with this project, as we both feel like we’re going to run out of interesting things to photograph.
But then today, there at South Station was a woman dressed in a mosquito costume. Just goes to show ya…
This guy gets to stand outside for a few hours and sell, of all horrid things, the Boston Herald. But at least he’s bundled up for it, and seemed to be in a cheery mood when I spoke to him.
Here is something I find myself doing too often sometimes…
and hey, look, it’s the first picture with me in it!
I had to escape the house for a showing this afternoon, so I went and hung out and the moms’. This is a picture of their dog, Micki, who is a miniature pinscher. Picture a Doberman, but about only about 10lbs. That’s Micki. Like many small dogs, especially those with short hair, she gets cold easily, so the moms have an assortment of sweaters, sweatshirts and pajamas for her.
Last weekend the museum held its annual Japanese New Year celebration. The Japanese program educator always hangs all kinds of decorations, including these oversized Origami cranes, which hang down from the second floor, overlooking the Information Desk and lobby.
apparently, there are 21 children of Hangzhou in this box….
…the Fort Point Channel has ice. The channel runs in from Boston Harbor so it’s saltwater. It takes a good bit of cold for it to freeze over.
The first pictures I snapped today were of gulls sitting on the ice, but then I spotted two Common Mergansers, and decided to try to get one of them in the shot instead.