Sunday 17 April 2011: Longfellow House
Very bipolar weather in Boston today. Freezing, rainy, high winds in the morning giving way to pleasant, sunny, windy weather in the afternoon.
Stopped by Longfellow House just near where I work on the end of a long walk down by the Charles. It was still a tad gloomy while I was out, so I took a lot of pictures of the cherry trees in blossom there as well as the manicured hedges, but I thought maybe the subject matter was a little too close to yesterday's.
As I knew would happen, I am utterly bored of time off with still 10 days to go. I've never been good at taking time off - I naturally enjoy being busy and occupied, and though this time off has been nice, I feel a bit overloaded on historical walks about Boston and no projects to complete.
Not complaining too much, just have so many projects in mind but weather and other circumstances keep them from happening now, when I have an overabundance of time off. Ah well. I suppose I can live with walking, baking cookies, doing yoga, and watching Red Sox games for a few more days.
Oh, and I hope to have a rather exciting blip tomorrow - going out to watch the Boston Marathon all morning/afternoon. I have a feeling I will have more photos than I can possibly choose between, but am excited to see the wheelchair participants and pro men and women, as well as everyone else. For those of you who don't know, I am an avid runner currently recovering from a couple of minor stress fractures so no running for me at the moment. Living vicariously through all those running tomorrow.
Swift feet to the Boston runners, specifically to seniormoments' daughter! Hope Boston treats you all well! The weather for tomorrow does look promising.
EDIT: I totally forgot to mention the house's historical significance! It was George Washington's HQ for two years during the American Revolution during the Siege of Boston, and then Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's home for over 40 years.