away for the weekend: boston public garden

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

boston public garden

One of Boston's true treasures - in any season
This particular day was cold and blustery,
 and way too sunny - which is normally my preference - but not so great for photos at mid-day
yeah - oh well...

Another lunch break - I hopped on the subway to catch a Boston favorite

make way for ducklings - all dressed for Christmas :-)

this is one of the most popular attractions in the Boston Public Garden
- and one of my favorite childhood stories, written by Robert McCloskey
(although I may be biased as the story takes place in Boston)

A friend said to me - it must be so fun to work in the city during the holidays
Yes, it is!

I'm thankful for my lunchtime photo adventures
- Exploring a city with a LOT of holiday cheer
- Christmas with my family
- Vacation next week!
- My warm home during these cold days

The ducklings and I wish you a very merry Christmas!

I'm joining Tom for Tuesday's Treasures
Michelle for Thankful Thursday
Tanya for Willy Nilly Friday Five

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. I too love the sun, but often it;s hard to take certain shots. These golden ducks are a treasure, what a cute part of Christmas. Thanks Karen for sharing today, Have a Merry Christmas and please stop back again.

  2. The sun definitely didn't damper the cuteness of those ducks all dressed up for Christmas....I hope your vacation is filled with love, laughter, and good food...Merry Christmas to you and your family....

  3. you are making good use of lunchtime and working in the city. great captures the duckies are adorable!!!

  4. Love the ducklings! At least there isn't any snow on the ground.

  5. Awww this is so much fun and so cute to see the ducklings and mom all dressed up for the holidays!
    Thanks for sharing your lunch breaks around Boston with us!
    Have a very blessed Christmas, Karen!

  6. Those ducklings (and mama) are adorable!
    I would certainly follow them :)

  7. Hi Karen, I am smiling over your precious ducklings. I remember reading that story to my students. Enjoy your vacation and time with family. Happy 2017!

  8. We have yet to visit Boston during the holiday season even though we are living in New England now. But, it's on our to-do list for next holiday season! Thanks for showing the fun mom and ducklings, Karen.

  9. This is such a wonderful place, and you have captured it beautifully, Karen.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year.

  10. Someone gave the ducks some Christmas spirit. Looks good.

  11. I love the cobblestone pavers.

  12. I adore the fact that the ducklings, and their mom, are dressed and toasty warm! So cute! Thanks for linking up today!

  13. Hello, I love the cute ducks and ducklings decorated for Christmas. Adorable! Boston would be a fun city to visit. Enjoy and have a happy weekend. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Merry Christmas Karen, in case I don't see you again!!

  15. Oh the ducks are so cute all decked out for the holidays. Merry Christmas!!

  16. Love the ducklings and the way u shot from different angles... yes, the sunny noon make it over exposed. Hope you having wonderful Christmas time at home.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year

  17. oh those ducklings are adorable! what a fun tradition! enjoy your vacation and keep warm! thank you for linking, merry christmas and happy new year!!

  18. The ducklings and their mamma are so adorable.


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