My walk and post were inspired by Claudia's post about flower boxes.
I looked for flower boxes, but didn't find many. While I was walking, I was talking to my mother on the phone. She said, "It's too early for flower boxes in Massachusetts. The nights are still cold."
She was right, but I did see some flowers along the way. I saw many pretty little scenes. But mostly I realized that I wasn't going to find the scenes of Paris here, because this is Quincy.
I'm more likely to find those flower box scenes on Beacon Hill or in the Back Bay in July. But I love living in Quincy. It has its own distinct beauty.
I love that there is water everywhere. Even when you're not at the beach, you come across rivers, streams, and ponds.
It's a joy to walk here.
There are colorful bushes in yards.
Lots of curb appeal here. I can't stop taking pictures!
I wonder what these will look like in a couple of months? Once the warmer weather takes hold.
We can't take the warm weather for granted here in New England. It really only lasts from May through September.
And not only is there water and flowers. There's lots of history. You remember those two guys who used to live here? A long time ago. John and his son John Quincy. Last name Adams?
There was a little HBO special about them. They were the 2nd and 6th U.S. Presidents. Yeah, them! Well, you don't have to walk far until you see something relating to their lives here. Quincy is the City of Presidents after all.
Well, my walk came to an end. Along with the day. As the sun set and I headed home, I was reminded of how close Quincy is to Boston, when I took a picture of the Boston skyline with the iconic John Hancock and the Prudential looming in the distance.
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