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A Saturday Walk in the Park

2 Aug 2009

Since completing my "Sopranos" quilt, my muse has flown the coop. I'm tapped out at the moment... but we tape our next series of Quilting Arts the end of the month so somethin' better come to mind soon! In the meantime, I decided to take a long walk yesterday in Boston with camera in pocket in hopes for some inspiration.

 A photo diary of my afternoon:


A mother swan looking over her eggs in the Boston Gardens. 












My favorite picture:









I tend to feel a little nostalgic at Faneuil Hall. One of my many jobs in college was at The Sharper Image where I peddled gel insoles one summer. Made $3 for every pair I sold! 







It has always humored me that "my" street sign is right behind my favorite Irish Pub:





I think he's had one too many...



Summer concert series at City Hall Plaza. 



A fun thing about this city:  walk 50 feet and you'll stumble upon yet another hallowed burial ground. In the cemetery (below), rests Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Sam Adams, to name just a few...



And last but not least, our capital. Even though I'm not happy with the folks on Beacon Hill for recently raising our sales tax, I think it's still beautiful.

The End.

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Whidbey2 wrote
on 2 Aug 2009 5:32 PM

What a wonderful day Pokey.

I can see quilts in there.  Fun inspiration.

May your creativity fly high.


bluenickel1 wrote
on 2 Aug 2009 7:21 PM

fun tour...thanks for taking us along!

bluenickel1 wrote
on 2 Aug 2009 7:22 PM

I forgot to say I LOVE the pix of the swan and her nest! how cool is that?!?!

on 2 Aug 2009 10:49 PM

I hope you found some inspiration.  I think I may have!

Carole31 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:25 AM

What a wonderful day... thank you for sharing, I almost felt as tho' I were there.

Jody Johnson wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:18 AM

Looks like a fun and full day!

Muppin wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 7:52 AM

Love the pictures, Pokey!  And check out "The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp and the chapter on "Scratching" about how to get your muse/ideas back...

jojo wrote
on 8 Aug 2009 11:26 AM


Wyn2 wrote
on 25 Aug 2009 4:54 AM

Lovely photos. Reminded me of our family vacation July/August  2008. We flew to Boston,travelled up the coast to Portland, through the mountains Vermont, down through Vermont, through Mass., Connecticut, Rhode Island and onto Cape Cod for a week, then on to Martha's Vineyard, returning to Boston for a beautiful stay and then flew home to the UK. We had a long holiday, but still not long enough. I just love your area of the world. So many beautiful places to give wonderful textile opportunities - Thank you Pokey for reminding me.

bear8 wrote
on 29 Aug 2009 2:14 AM

wow Pokey

thank you for this lovely day in pictures. I am from downunder and its lovely to see anothers' city. It looks so hot there and here I am feeling very cold and its raining as I type. I love your Beacon Hill all lit up in lights but they are mean raising your sales Tax very mean

love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxo