The 365 Blog Circle is a collection of friends working through their 365 photography projects together. We are posting favorite shots on a monthly basis. Welcome to our May round up!
Holy Biscuits the past 50 days have about eaten my lunch. If it weren’t for my 365 friends I may have punted on this project. It has been crazy life of late. My husband retired last month. The best part is that we like each other. So while this is fun, we’re adjusting to the 24/7 lifestyle of what we do with our time alone and together. It’s all good though because we talk about it a lot. (ILY Sweetie!)
So on top of that, we’ve been doing some traveling and family stuff. It’s always something. Usually something fun, but there are only so many hours, right? Whew! But I caught up on Flickr. Still working on catching up on my Instagram, but I’m only doing that a few posts at a time.
Blah blah blah! We’re all busy, Kris! Show us the photos!
A couple weeks ago we helped our youngest son move into his summer sublet. He goes to Purdue, but he got into a summer program at Boston University and he’s pretty excited about the whole thing. His boyfriend is going to graduate school at MIT, so it’s going to be a good summer for them. And we had a blast getting to be in Boston.
We visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History and saw among other things the glass flower exhibit. The flowers in the images above are made of glass. Go ahead, look again. Aren’t they amazing? The whole room was full of incredible pieces. At one point I told my son that they are so lifelike that it was almost boring. They were made starting in 1887 by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka for the year round study of botany. The Blaschkas came from a family of glass artists. Rudolf Blaschka was quoted, “The only way to become a glass modeler of skill, I have often said to people, is to get a good great-grandfather who loved glass.”
When we left the museum, there was a great gathering of horn players assembled. They were called The School of Honk and they were definitely having a good day.
This little guy was a big fan.
We also did a lot of walking around Cambridge and Boston. There’s never a dull moment in the city.
Granary Burial Ground where Paul Revere and John Hancock are interred
First Parish Church in Cambridge dates back to the 1630s.
The Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial at Old North Church, Boston
This is part of the Glove Cycle bronze sculpture by Mags Harries at Porter Square Station in Cambridge. There are brass gloves, 54 in all, all over the station. The link includes a 3:54 minute audio link with artist discussing this installation. I found it charming.
Ahh Boston! Thanks for the good times. We’ll see you in August when it’s time to pack our son back to Purdue for his senior year.
Please continue around the blog circle with the absolutely delightful work of Laura Froese of Paraphrase Photography.
4 thoughts on “A Little Bit of May”
Elyse' Jokinen (@elysejokinen)
Wow! There’s change happening for you guys, too! Looks like your trip to Boston was so much fun, I love getting to photograph in a new place.
Spring is in the air and I just can’t wait for summer. Beautiful photos, Kris!
So fun to see the world like this! It’s like I’m travelling from my bed!
Margaret Geiger Henry
Kris, I actually scrolled back to take another look at the flowers. 🙂 And congratulations on your husband’s retirement!! Can’t wait to see where it takes you…
Wow those glass flowers are amazing! I love seeing these little pieces of Boston, now I definitely need to visit there. Thanks so much for sharing! And enjoy the quality time with your husband 🙂