September 1st

And so hot!  University students are flooding back into the city this weekend, with moving trucks parked all over the place. We avoid downtown Boston until the traffic chaos dies down. Not a problem – great seafood like lobster rolls and fried clams can be had visiting the seashore! We’ve had kind of a strange … Continue reading

welcoming warm weather

Here it is the month of May and we finally feel warmth! Boston’s long cold winter segued into a long cold spring, not until May 1st did relief arrive finally – the warmer weather we needed so badly. Neighborhood clean-up activities in Dorchester are a sure sign of springtime, and many neighbors helped clean up … Continue reading

snowstorms for Boston!

snowstorms for Boston!

We in Boston are surviving this winter’s batch of snowstorms just fine. We don’t like the cold – only 0ºF, which is about -18ºC! Maybe about 12 inches of snow (or 30cm) is coming at us this time. We have a married couple from Brazil (where it is now summer time) visiting us and they … Continue reading

happy winter!

Season’s Greetings! Auguri di Buon Natale! Weihnachtsgrüße! 크리스마스 인사! Joyeuses Fêtes! 冬天的问候! Зимние Привет! (Immortalizing a friend’s really lovely Christmas tree, hope he won’t mind!)

Icy Ashmont Hill

Winter has arrived! Not much of a storm this past weekend, but the snow has frozen as hard as iron, walking and driving are treacherous, and many Bostonians fantasize about a vacation home in sunny Florida…