Duckling Parade

There’s an annual tradition in Boston called the Duckling Parade, which is led by the Harvard Marching Band, and boasts hundreds of children in various states of duckling-like dress. The parade ends at the Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Public Garden, with kids lining up to take their turn sitting on the various ducklings and having their photos taken. We missed it last year, and were afraid the rain would put a damper on today’s festivities, but the rain stopped about an hour before the parade, and held off for the rest of the day. I encourage anyone who is near Boston on future Mother’s Days to stop by and take a peek.

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Travel Theme: Benches

Today, Ailsa is challenging us to show off photos of benches. How did she know I had been wanting to post photos of a series of very artistic benches in O’Hare Airport in Chicago? But, naturally, I can’t stop with just those benches. I have so many more. Sigh. I do it to you again, friends. Here are waaaay too many bench photos to wade through.

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Do you have any bench photos to share? If you don’t, you’ve got plenty of time – a whole week! – to get outside and start shooting. I’d love to see what you come up with.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

The photo challenge this week is to post a photo of our new year’s resolution, or something we’d like to get better at this year. I don’t typically make resolutions, but since I moved east just over a year ago, I’ve noticed many birds that are colorful, and unlike birds we see commonly in the west. I’ve tried shooting them, but have struggled, because birds aren’t typically likely to pose for photos. Today, after capturing this shot of a blue jay in the Boston Common, I am more determined than ever to get quality shots of cardinals and blue jays this year!

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