A is for Arboretum


It was snowing yesterday morning when the Very Excellent Boyfriend (VEB) surprised me with a visit to the Acton Arboretum.  Arboretums are a great place to take your tree-obsessed girlfriend, even though she will *ahem* spend the first five minutes grumbling about the snow and not being dressed properly for the cold.  And then spend another five minutes whining about the mud and slush and dog poo.  But eventually she will take the lens off the camera, and take a few pictures, and magically her mood will improve.  “This was a GREAT idea!!!” she will proclaim as she navigates a suspiciously yellow puddle.

Knots in trees look like belly buttons, no?


Later on we went to see “Silver Linings Playbook” and it was tremendous, even though I thought the plot twist was obvious and I ruined it for a Certain Someone for whom it was not obvious.  Whoops.  Also?   There’s this weird little man that we see EVERYWHERE around town, and he was at the movie.  He sang along to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

I told the VEB that the moral of the story is, you just have to find someone as crazy as yourself.  He looked askance at me, but could not deny that there were parts of the movie where we were the only two people laughing.


This was week 7 of my photo project.  It was a very busy and draining week work-wise, and I didn’t have a whole lot of time for taking pictures.  And, wow, most of the ones I took this week were terrible – bad lighting, blurred edges, out of focus, poor composition.  It was a little discouraging, frankly.  Yesterday at the Arboretum I took a lot of pictures, but it was snowing out and that caused some issues.  (The above picture was one of the best, and even that one has some blurry spots due to the snow.)  I also spent a lunch break trying to take pictures of birds that were hiding out in a bush in front of the old City Hall in Boston.  You’d think in a place crawling with tourists that a lady with a camera would be no big deal, but I got a lot of weird looks.  Especially from this guy:



About Lori Allen Writes

Lori is plotting to take over the world one essay, one quilt, and one hand knit sock at a time.
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