Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Norman Rockwell

I came across this roadside pumpkin farmstand in Hadley, Massachusetts. Or maybe it was South Hadley.

The $1.00 pumpkin pile needs some love.

The Great Pumpkin was to be found in Norman Rockwell’s hometown, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Smooshin’ It Old School

At Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton. I stood in line for 45 minutes at the original in Davis Square some 35 years or so ago. The wait this night was only 30 minutes. The guy behind me insisted on repeatedly singing the Bare Naked Ladies song “If I Had a Million Dollars”. I wanted to put him in a real green dress and send him home with Kraft dinner. Nonetheless, it was worth the wait.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Orange Zamboni Mop & Glow at the MFA

Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Future Site of Garage B, Former Site of Lanes and Games

There is reported to be residential housing development coming too.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Herding Cattle with My Vespa

I happened on this herd of Hereford cattle in Wellesley while riding my Vespa.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cambridge's Newest Death Trap for Bicyclists

Is this a new permanent traffic jam on Brattle Street in Harvard Square?

No the city has moved the curbside parking into the middle of the street in order to make room for a new bike lane.

What could go wrong by putting a two-way bike lane on a congested one-way street? Let's count the ways. Pedestrians aren't used to looking both ways to cross the street. Delivery trucks and double parkers are frequently blocking the bike lane. Car drivers are already mistaking the bike lane for a second car lane, and some inevitably will be fooled into turning down the street the wrong way.

But I predict the real killers will be passengers of parking cars dooring oncoming bicyclists as they pop out of the parked car. It's hard enough to teach drivers not to door you, forget about passengers, they aren't going to look.