And I don’t want her to beat me up, so…


1. My mom loves jigsaw puzzles and is very, very good at them.

2. I saw this jigsaw puzzle in the window of The Games People Play store.

3. When I’ve gotten her very hard puzzles before, she’s yelled at me (then completed them).

4. I will not be getting this for her any time soon. 9000 pieces.
 

9000 piece Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle.  Games People Play.  Cambridge MA

“The Games People Play” shop window
Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA

No bike today; forced to take the Red Line.


Coming out of the Cambridge tunnel, about to cross the Charles into Boston…

View from the Red Line, Longfellow Bridge, Charles River, Cambridge MA

View from the MBTA Red Line
Approaching the Longfellow Bridge construction site
Cambridge, MA

in just spring when the world is…


It seemed like a good Saturday to wander around the annuals.

Acid pink carnation

Daisy.  Perfect.

Field of carnations

Around the Greehouses
Tewksbury Florist and Greenery
Tewksbury, MA

The bike path along the Charles can be a dangerous place.


Canadian Geese don’t take no shit from bikers or runners. Neither do their spring hatchlings.

Canadian Geese family, bike path next to the Charles River, Boston MA
Canadian Geese Family

Canadian Geese hatchlings, bike path next to the Charles River, Boston MA
Canadian Geese Hatchlings

Along the Bike Path
Charles River
Boston, MA

Because sometimes you need good beer and music.


Tonight’s Sessions live jazz at Luna started off with just a trio, but they sounded sweet.

Sessions at Luna; bass, sax, electric guitar.  Lowell MA
Sessions at Luna; Sven on bass. Sax and electric guitar

Luna Theater
Jackson Street
Downtown Lowell, MA

I dig the blue and white stripes.


These initials should be familiar to everyone who looks at this blog.

JIVE TACO | assorted motivation | atl dtp dwb aheart ws circle-t fca mlc126b 2009 soke dowdy joooby, railroad freight car graffiti, Lowell MA
JIVE TACO | assorted motivation | atl dtp dwb aheart ws circle-t fca mlc126b 2009 soke dowdy joooby

Freight Railroad Tracks
Behind Thorndike Street
Lowell, MA

But *everyone’s* been to see Old Ironsides (except me)


My commute brings me within a block of the Charlestown Navy Yard but I’ve never been there before. So tonight me and the bike went and played tourist for a bit.

Old Ironsides Masthead, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston MA
Old Ironsides Masthead
(That low building across the harbor behind the rightmost glass tower is TD Garden and North Station)

Just a street, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston MA
Just a cobblestoned street

The Rope Yard, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston MA
It takes a lonnnnnnnnnnng building to make rope.

Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA

You can tell it’s spring; the bikes are in bloom.


This bike could be a kindergarten color test.

Massively Multi-Colored Bicycle, Cambridge MA

Bike Rack
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

You can tell it’s spring; the freight cars are in bloom.


Tonight, these boxcars looked pretty good.

Freight Car Graffiti: BEAN | SAD BOYS CLUB, Lowell MA
BEAN | SAD BOYS CLUB

Freight Car Graffiti: ASMA | EMILY, Lowell MA
ASMA | EMILY

Freight Car Graffiti: FUDE | FREE KIMBO!, Lowell MA
FUDE | FREE KIMBO!

Freight Car Graffiti: DOWSR |  PART 23 OF 24 | THIRTY PERK THIRTIES | AMBERCLARE | SACO | NUGE PJAY | MLC AR RTU, Lowell MA
DOWSR | PART 23 OF 24 | THIRTY PERK THIRTIES | AMBERCLARE | SACO | NUGE PJAY | MLC AR RTU

Railroad Freight Tracks
Next to the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Station
Lowell, MA