Monday, May 19, 2014

One loyal and tough cat and other stuff.

By the way this blog is gluten free. Ok to start things off I saw this  
clip on the news. It took place somewhere in California. A little boy was in his driveway with his bike. A neighbors dog apparently got loose, circled around a car in the driveway. By the way the little boys family had security cameras in several locations. So the dog sees the boy and goes for him, biting on the leg and trying to drag him away...

Man there was so much traffic the last couple of days. I mean there's always a lot of traffic but this was unusual until I realized it was graduation time. I drive by two colleges on the way to work. Tufts and Harvard. There were many out of state cars. It also was a gorgeous weekend especially Saturday. I've driven through Harvard square many many times over the years and it's always crowded but this time it was over the top. Of course many people were just taking advantage of the beautiful weather, 75 degrees, low humidity and not a cloud in the sky. It didn't start that way as I drove to work at 6 a.m. it was raining heavily at 2 p.m. it was another world.

On Sunday it was a little cooler and there were clouds but it still was a lovely day so I went back to the Mt. Auburn cemetery to explore parts I never saw before. There were lots of bird watchers. Let me tell you it's good exercise. There are hills and valleys. I walked about for two hours always making note of what street I parked on. If you don't you could easily get lost though you could always eventually find the exit. The place was full of bird watchers. More than I had ever seen before. I did find another pond, but there are two more that I have yet to locate. I can't wait for the fall, well actually I can, but this place is stunning in the fall. Anyway here are some more shots.





And of course I have another 3 minute video. Taking videos with this particular camera is not easy. First of all you can't look through the view finder, you have to look at the screen on the back which can be practically useless in the sun. Second of all there is no automatic zoom or focus. That has to be done manually. It's tough to focus when you can't see what you're filming, taping, videoing, whatever you call it. So as a result there are some out of focus bits.

On Saturday evening Arlene and I went out for a bite to eat and one of her daughters came with us. She is a brilliant young woman. She would have to be. She graduated from Tufts and is now attending Harvard! As close as I would ever come to Harvard is when I drive by it on the way to work. Any way we finished eating and as we were leaving there is a gate you have to open. Alison went to open the gate but she grabbed the wrong side, so of course it wouldn't open. Arlene grabbed the other side and opened it. Alison walked out first and Arlene turned to me and said, "Can you believe it? She goes to Harvard but she can't open a simple gate." We both chuckled.
Alrighty then I've taken up enough of your time.

                                           I'm outta here.


  1. Stunning!

  2. Those are awesome photos Paul. All great shots! Less than 2 weeks till vacation for you and Arlene! Hooray!

  3. That place is stunning and the Ponds , you say three of them. Wonderful shots enjoyed , and the bird sounds wow.
    Love the Video brave Cat how wonderful and strange at the same time.
    Not long now all the best and thanks for posting.

  4. What a beautiful place for both the living and the dead. Critters dwell here and they know. Visitors come here and they learn and see and enjoy. The deceased rest here where the beauty exists for all. Your photos are very lovely.

  5. Boston Boy, I love this post . That cemetery has many beautiful sights. Love the flowering trees and lakes. Your film let me enjoy the birds singing and the water fowl. I liked Arlene's and your little moment to giggle. Don't we just love our kids to pieces. Less than 2 weeks till holiday time. Are you packing yet? blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. As always, I enjoyed your photos and video. Beautiful cemetery.The video of boy being attacked, well awesome cat!

  7. I really enjoyed of videos with Mt auburn cemetery your photos and Arlene daughters are just nice!
    I was looking for next one!

  8. Paul, I am so very sorry about the loss of your friend! HUGS!!

  9. gluten free blog and cemetery photos....quite a combination!