Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris the Philosopher
It’s not even here yet.
But I know how quickly it goes.
In Montpelier, where I lived for the decade of the 1990s, they have a saying: “There are two seasons in Vermont: Winter and the Fourth of July.”
It’s not that extreme in Boston, but I didn’t want to miss out.
So I decided to celebrate summer before it officially arrives.
By taking one of my favorite Boston walks.
Through part of what they call the Emerald Necklace.
I’ve written about it before:
I joined it about halfway, at Olmsted Park in Brookline.
Where I found these two cuties.
Mommy and Daddy were keeping careful watch.
Then I went around Jamaica Pond.
A delightful spot for reflection.
And a rest!
Before finally reaching my goal: The Arnold Arboretum.
It was incredibly lush.
Owned by Harvard University, the Arboretum features a collection of exotic trees and flowers from around the world.
Like this one.
And this one.
Of course, they also have many native species.
I think this is the mountain laurel.
But some of the flowers are already fading.
I was lucky to catch the last of the peonies.
The roses are still wonderful.
But for how long?
I wish you could enjoy the scents.
This jasmine was totally intoxicating!
But that sweet perfume will also depart.
Summer starts for real on Wednesday.
Glad I took the time to enjoy it.
Before it flies away.