Morning walks – Boston Public Garden

Whew – I am so thankful to have made it through last week. It was one of those crazy, busy put-your-head-down-and-get-it-done kind of weeks. This is the norm for this time of year – I always know it’s coming – and yet… and yet..

One morning, as my commuter train pulled into Boston, I pondered – “hmmm, which subway line do I want to take to my office, this morning? orange or green?…” and then came to the conclusion – “NONE – I am NOT getting on the subway, this morning. I can’t, I just can’t.” (Except it wasn’t nearly as desperate as I am making it sound). And that was one of my all time best decisions.

I walked the three miles to my office –

swan boats

– which took me through the Boston Public Garden – past the the Swan Boats waiting, ready for the tourists that would undoubtedly come an go on this beautiful spring day – past the tulip gardens in full bloom.

Boston Back Bay

– through the Back Bay neighborhood and Copley Square, where old meets new and the city comes alive with the start of a new work day.

I arrived at my office – amazingly, not much later than usual – clear-headed and ready to start my day.

So – as I dashed off one last report on Friday afternoon, receiving the much hoped for email “looks good” – my response back – “awesome – I’ve got to run” and that is just what I did – getting the heck out of Dodge – escaping the hustle and bustle – heading to Away

Vermont moon

– where a long, stressful week came to a beautiful end. Got to love it when that happens.

So, yeah – only two, maybe three more weeks of put-your-head-down-and-get-it-done-maybe-I-should-just-bring-a-sleeping-bag-to-the-office kind of work ahead, and then… and then… deep breath. It’s good to have something to look forward to!

Sadly, as I uploaded these photos to my computer, I came to the realization that it is time to retire my once trusty point-and-shoot. I keep it tucked in my bag – always, finding my big girl camera too heavy to carry to work everyday. Sigh.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Debbie | 20th May 18

    i’m so glad you walked…it’s good for the soul and clearly, you needed it!! the pictures are beautiful, really beautiful!!!

    kelly moore makes a great camera bag, purse combination!!!

  2. Lynne | 20th May 18

    Loved the pics . . .
    I think I like “white blossoms blossoming” the very best . . .
    How wonderful you took the three mile walk . . .
    Great way to “meet the day!”
    Hope the next three weeks go okay . . .

  3. Beatrice P. Boyd | 21st May 18

    How nice to see the Boston Public Garden and the swan boats at rest because only a couple of weeks ago we walked through the gardens and were among those tourists who rode on one of these boats. And what a great choice to walk and not ride underground on a glorious spring day. After pulling a shoulder muscle on our recent “T” ride on the green line I will gladly walk on future Boston trips. Also good to know your workday crunch time will soon be ending. We were “away” for a few says last week to Woodstock, VT and it was lovely and not so touristy (yet)

  4. Sarah | 21st May 18

    Oh yes! Best decision ever! Plus thank you for the photographic memory of our trip from a year ago. It was great to look at these photos and say “I’ve been there.” Walking does wonders for the soul. Hang in there I know you’ll make it through.

  5. Michelle B | 21st May 18

    Those spur-of-the-moment decisions to change course almost always turn out to be a great idea. Your pictures are beautiful. It looks like spring has made it to Boston. And…the best camera is always the one you happen to have with you. 🙂 Good luck as you make your way through the next couple of weeks!

  6. Lisa Gordon | 22nd May 18

    A good decision indeed, Karen.
    Boston is such a great city, and especially in the spring and summer.
    Thank you for taking us along with you!

  7. Barb | 24th May 18

    Karen, you sound busy, but thankfully, your photos are serene. I love them all – a glimpse of Boston I haven’t seen for a long time.

  8. Jeevan | 26th May 18

    Lovely garden capture and city view and great that you took a walk to office watching the wonderful scenes… the day end pic of the moon is a poem. You sound too busy with works loaded ahead, and I hope u enjoy your work. Yes, I did find the pics lack quality and i think mobile cams are far better these days close to dslr standard.

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