When the first Spring blossoms have arrived and the trees start to turn green with immature shoots, then it’s time for me to visit the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Founded in the 1830’s, many elite Bostonians are buried in the rolling 174 acres of this graveyard. Like many old cemeteries, Mt. Auburn is more of a park filled with historic and interesting memorials. Early May is one of the best times to visit when you can stroll and enjoy the mix of burgeoning color and partially bare trees.
Posts tagged ‘Spring’
Late March was unseasonably cold in the low countries – chilly temperatures, biting winds and cloudy days. The only redeeming thing about cold weather is lovely snow. We got a dusting overnight in Bruges which made the Medieval brick houses and empty cobbled streets really stand out. I gladly put on an extra sweater and enjoyed a peaceful morning stroll through town!
The end of March in Europe this year didn’t quite feel like Spring, even though all the flowers of the Netherlands were trying to bloom! On my way into the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam to see the condensed and temporarily relocated highlights of the Van Gogh Museum (I’ll take what I can get), it started snowing. As I rushed inside, I noticed that the courtyard was filled with lovely purple crocuses. For their sake, the snow was luckily not sticking.
So in honor of this week’s #FriFotos theme “Blooms”, here are those early flowers doing their best to kick-off Spring!
As you probably noticed, I’ve been slacking on my weekly daydreaming. That’s because I picked up last minute, mileage tickets (read: free!) and had only 4 days to plan a whirlwind Spring Break! I didn’t end up having the city and museum break that I was thinking about, but I had an incredible time! Lots of new cities and new sights; I even wrapped up some unfinished business from this summer.
I have lots of art and history to share but first let me give you some clues about my trips via a new (well, actually very old) media.