A Common Day in Boston... with a Little Paris...

Ooooh I have paintings to share... BUT...they are NOT of Boston... They are Postcards from Paris... Look one of my friends sent me one showing the Floating Restaurant where they dined...

Ooooh and another one from The Adventures of an American Mum who enjoyed lounging near la Tour Eiffel...

Ooooh and then there was this one from Jane T of AtticMag... Apparently She and Olivier had a lovely evening in Paris sharing a bottle of wine and a view of La Tour... ooh la la... Jane... call moi... must hear all the details!!!Such FUN receiving postcards of Paris while VIRTUALLY in Boston... and speaking of Boston... time to visit the Boston Common...

The Boston Common is a central public park in Boston. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Boston Commons". Dating from 1634, it is one of the oldest city parks in the United States. Boston Common is 50 acres (20 ha) of land bounded by Tremont Street, Park Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, and Boylston Street. The Common is part of the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways that extend from the Common south to Franklin Park in Roxbury. A visitors' center for all of Boston is on the Tremont Street side of the park. (via Wikipedia... read more here)



Ooooh and by the way... while we lived in Boston for a month we lived on Tremont near Stuart... so the Common was a COMMON place for us to spend time! And now let's walk over to the Park for the day... We'll start with the Public Gardens...
The Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray[4] petitioned for the use of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States. (via Wikipedia)... Beautiful Gardens and pedal powered Swan Boats...
and of course one MUST ride on a Swan Boat...note the World's Smallest Suspension Bridge from my post on yesterday...and a closer view...and here are the FAMOUS swans flown in early summer to cruise around the Lagoon...Other well known feathered friends in the Public Garden are these "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey... and of course you MUST ride them too according to most small children...
isn't he ADORABLE with his umbrella (yes, there are different oufits on the boys... no they are not modeling clothes... I told you we visited the Common often)Now... off to the other side of Charles Street to my boys FAVORITE part of the Park... there they go running to a special location...
Stopping to look at various statues... (this one is no longer in this location... very interesting story... read more here)


Anddddddddddddddd... here we are... and there they go running through the Frog Pond...
Here are two of the reasons why it is called the Frog Pond...Kids in the City crown the Pond during July and August... wading in the water and eating JUNK.. I mean food from the snack bar... yesssssssssss... mine loved it too...and soooo did their squirrel friend...Wellllll... I hope you enjoyed spending the day OUTDOORS with us... time to head home... pick up some fruit along the way... and flowers from our FAVORITE florist/fruit stand... we stopped by DAILY!
NOW off you go to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY participants via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer!

Tomorrow I will be taking you to a Rooftop party in Boston and you will see some AMAZING views of the City... Cocktail Dresses will be appropriate... see you then... ENJOY!

31 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the pedal powered Swam Boats! I would have a ball on one of those!

Terri and Bob said...

I loved seeing your Boston photos, Bob and I had a lovely vacation there once. Your photos were a walk down memory lane!

I received your delightful bookmark... Thank yoU!

beckyxoxo said...

aw dear you're so talented !

Callie Grayson said...

fif,
Looks like your enjoying yourself in Boston!!
Hope you are able to photograph the Boston views. Enjoy the gathering:)
xx
callie

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent photos...and the post cards are super too. I especially like the frogs!!!

My O W is posted now...it's a continuation [and last entry for the week] of our tour of the Botanical Gardens.

The Curious Cat said...

I was just waiting for those ducklings...remember reading Robert's book when I was a little-un and the swan boat!!! Oh it takes me back! xxx

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

As always, your posts are lovely! The postcards from Paris are amazing. It reminds me how I yearn for another dreamy escape to Chateau Dumas living the life of a French country woman -- enjoying a mulitfaceted and textured life. Ahhh...c'est bon!

Your adventures look so much fun with the boys in the park. Love the swans and the swan boat.

Have a lovely day,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Shelia said...

Morning most wonderful Fifiness! Loved your pictures and those boys are darling. Don't tell them, boys don't appreciate being 'darling'! :)
Is that you all blond and beautiful? Lovely, my dear.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jane T. said...

Ms Fifi you are a voyeur, spying on my beloved ♥ Olivier and me!

I will cherish that night forever with your painting. I had no idea I could look so elegant :) the magic of the brush is truly divine. Ahh and the way Olivier is gazing at me *swoon* makes my heart flutter all over again.

And now I have something special for you that I will be posting on Saturday. A peek at what my beloved and I did before our romantic evening...a little tour of Paris...Passion For Rugs style. Oooh la la
xoxoxo

Tammy518 said...

Thanks for taking us to Boston with you! We went a couple of years ago and loved it (didn't love the traffic trying to get up there, though!). I think next time we'll fly.

Can't wait for your rooftop party post!

Allison said...

That JaneT really gets around. ;)

Love your photos. Need to email link to youngest daughter and my husband/her dad who were in Boston a week ago.

flip flops and pearls said...

Awesome Post FiFi!

Your images/painting are all awesome, as always-
happy wed. friend!

Jaime said...

I won your Couture Carrie giveaway! Thank you, and I am soo excited :)

Very fittingly, I am a Bostonian! Check out my blog: laviejaime.blogspot.com. I will of course be blogging about my Fifi Flowers win!


Jaime :)

Love Bears All Things said...

This was fun. I really like your art work.
Mama Bear

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh lovely paintings and some great photos of your kids in the Park. Love the one of them amongst the trees on the water. Fun seeing different places like this. Great post.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

As I spend my morning visiting blogs-- I have to admit that when I come to yours a smile comes to my face.

I know that I will find fantastic creativity and always something to grin about.

You never disappoint my sweet friend-- I have found a simple joy in you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Love the kids riding the Ducks/geese. Btw.

Stop by if you get a minute -- would love to have you.

TTFN~~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Bonnie said...

What a fun day! Love the ducks and the frogs. Thanks for sharing.

Riet said...

LOve the postcards and your outdoor pictures. So nice. Havw a nice day

Mary said...

It was wonderful to meet your children and tour the park with all of you. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

C´est la vie said...

Lovely photos and paintings as always. I look forward of that roof-photos! Take care!

Lina
C´est la vie
www.cestlavie.se

Margo said...

I've never been to Boston and love seeing your photos. But I especially love the POV red shoes woman in repose near la tour. It cheers me up!

cindy said...

love the tour and all the details!

Dr. Denise Tucker said...

Enjoyed your blog. Found your blog on OWOH giveaway list. Come visit my blog. I make jewelry and write mystery novels.

www.thehousemysteries.typepad.com

My second book will take place in paris....

Denise

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love the tour of the park! I was in Boston for three weeks earlier this summer and posted about my time there. It was the highlight of my year! I was not in the Boston Common as much as you have been, but walked through and around many days. I would have been doing more of what you have been, had my children been with me! Lovely, lovely post - I am off to read your earlier ones. Glad to have found you!

Draffin Bears said...

thank you Fifi, for taking us on a tour of Boston.
Looks like a fun place and your boys must love it there at the park.
Beautiful romantic Paris photos.

Hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

I meant to say Paris paintings.
sorry.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kathleen said...

Beautiful pictures..I have been to Boston many times..son went to college near there..Loved it...

Laura said...

Hi lovely Fifi both Paris and Boston are great cities filled with charm and history. Wonderful paintings sweetie!

Renae said...

Fifi,
I just love hanging out with you! We always have so much fun!
Great paintings of Paris!

Carey said...

We had one fine day in Boston in 2005, but spent it at the Museum of Modern Art, which was fabulous. That's all we had time for, just one day when we drove in from Newport, R.I. where we were staying with friends. Your pics of the Public Gardens make me want to return to Boston in the worst way and remind me of how for the few hours we were there we realized how much we were missing by not having more time. Sigh.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Fifi, stop tempting me! I love that painting of the floating restaurant. I have no more walls! Your boys are adorable, and so are you. laurie

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