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Tuesday, December 07, 2021


This is one of my favorite murals from our Saturday walk in East Boston - and we almost missed it!.

As we followed a map this beautiful creation was to our backs. Luckily the mural map included addresses; when we realized we had missed one we retraced our steps.

I'm very glad that we did.

Heart of the Ocean by Filipe Ortiz

Heart of the Ocean, by Felipe Ortiz

Monday, December 06, 2021

sea walls

Saturday was a good day for a walk in Boston, using a mural map to direct a wandering path through East Boston. The air was a bit chilly but a quick walking pace and the right clothing layers kept us warm.

The murals were driven by the organization Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. Information on the project is here.

Here is the statement of purpose from Sea Walls:

"We aim to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources and to build community around the common cause of protecting the region’s ocean and coast for future generations."

A total of nineteen murals were created in 2020 and 2021. A mural map, here, provided a path to follow.

Espiritu Del Mar by Marka27

Espiritu Del Mar by Marka27

More photos can be seen in the gallery sea walls Boston :: 2021.

Sunday, December 05, 2021

north on Plum Island

Low tide was approaching as I walked the northern tip of Plum Island last Thursday afternoon. Ripples in the sand and reflections in pooled water caught my eye.

a view of the Merrimack River from the north end of Plum Island

More photos can be seen in the gallery north on Plum Island :: 2021. Click here to view.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

rising tides

Today's wandering destinatination was East Boston, to visit to the murals of Sea Walls Boston.

"Rising Tides" is a mural created by Sophy Tuttle. It shows possible sea level changes based on global temperatures. It highlights the Salt marsh sparrow, a bird in danger of extinction because of rising sea levels.

I'm amazed at the amount of detail in this large scale mural. The feathers are wonderful!

Rising Tides, by Sophy Tuttle

Friday, December 03, 2021

an afternoon on the coast

Yesterday's warmish temperatures convinced me to head to Plum Island for a mid-afternoon walk. I headed to the northern end of the island to walk by both the Merrimack River and the ocean.

While there were many footprints in the fenced path through the sand dunes I had the beach to myself.

trail through sand dunes, Plum Island

More photos are coming... I'll let you know when the gallery is published.

Thursday, December 02, 2021


While most brightly colored leaves have dropped from the trees, there are a few still hanging on.

This one, captured on a walk yesterday, provides a nice pop of red.

a leaf wearing red

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

skim ice

As I walked through the woods in Harold Parker State Forest this afternoon I saw skim ice decorating sections of Field Pond.

It feels too early for ice even though tomorrow is the first day of meterological winter. Overnight and daytime temperatures have been chilly for the past few days, allowing ice to start to form along the edges of shallow ponds.

skim ice on a pond at Harold Parker State Forest

Monday, November 29, 2021


Trees stand tall.

The trees provide a welcome at the end of my walk at Maudslay State Park this afternoon.

trees, Maudslay State Park

Saturday, November 27, 2021

boats in Rye Harbor

The first stop of my Thursday walk along the New Hampshire coast was Rye Harbor.

A few boats floated on calm waters that reflected the blue of the sky.

boats in Rye Harbor

Thursday, November 25, 2021

on the coast

A last tease of warm air pulled me to the coast for a walk this afternoon.

The tide was rolling in as I walked in Odiorne Point State Park.

looking north into Odiorne Point State Park