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    118th Boston Marathon


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    With my daughter post race dinner at the Lincoln Pub



    Here they come!
    Crossing the finish line at the 118th Running of the Boston Marathon

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  • 2014/04/21 - 118th Boston Marathon With my daughter post race dinner at the Lincoln PubCrossing the finish line at the 118th Running of the Boston Marathon
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  • 2014/04/20 - Happy Easter Happy Easter SundayToday marks the start of the Easter Season, the period of 50 days ending with Pentecost SundayA time of celebration.For me it is a time ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 3:05 AM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/04/19 - Holy Saturday Find Easter Items on Amazon Find Dan Piraro books on Amazon
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  • 2014/04/18 - Medical Personnel honored at TD Celtics vs Wizards Game Doctor Edwin Gravereaux, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital was among the group honored for their fast and precise triage and medical care after the 2013 Marathon Bombing ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 3:53 AM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/04/17 - Birds, Bees and Butterflies One of the myriad photo themes on G+ is #BeeThursdayI dug this photo out of the archives, taken in July of 2009, a photo that makes me think of ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 4:49 PM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/04/16 - April Surprise We all know not to trust the calendar and make the assumption that a few warm days mean that Spring has finally arrived.It was damn cold this morning! It ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 4:26 PM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/04/15 - #SpringFeverTuesday with Hellebores Shop at Amazon for your garden suppliesOne of the first spring flowers I see in the the garden are the Hellebores, commonly called the "Lenten Rose " or "Christmas Rose ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:27 AM by John Poltrack
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2014/04/21 - 118th Boston Marathon

posted by John Poltrack   [ updated ]

118th Boston Marathon


Credentials
With my daughter post race dinner at the Lincoln Pub



Here they come!
Crossing the finish line at the 118th Running of the Boston Marathon

2014/04/20 - Happy Easter

posted Apr 20, 2014, 3:05 AM by John Poltrack

Happy Easter Sunday

Today marks the start of the Easter Season, the period of 50 days ending with Pentecost Sunday
A time of celebration.

For me it is a time of renewal, sprucing up the garden, photographing new growth, trying out the hammock etc

Tomorrow we are headed to Boston to watch my daughter run in the Boston Marathon







2014/04/19 - Holy Saturday

posted Apr 19, 2014, 5:56 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Apr 19, 2014, 6:02 AM ]

2014/04/18 - Medical Personnel honored at TD Celtics vs Wizards Game

posted Apr 18, 2014, 3:20 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 3:53 AM ]

Doctor Edwin Gravereaux, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital was among the group honored for their fast and precise triage and medical care after the 2013 Marathon Bombing. He is easy to spot in this group photo, he is the only one NOT waving to the crowd.


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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: PLAYER of the Boston Celtics  against the Washington Wizards on April 16, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) 



Boston Marathon


2014/04/17 - Birds, Bees and Butterflies

posted Apr 17, 2014, 4:49 PM by John Poltrack

One of the myriad photo themes on G+ is #BeeThursday
I dug this photo out of the archives, taken in July of 2009, a photo that makes me think of summer.

Birds, Bees and Butterflies


2014/04/16 - April Surprise

posted Apr 16, 2014, 4:26 PM by John Poltrack

We all know not to trust the calendar and make the assumption that a few warm days mean that Spring has finally arrived.
It was damn cold this morning! It never really got much above 40 all day

I have started tomato seedlings but they will remain indoors well into May.



 

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2014/04/15 - #SpringFeverTuesday with Hellebores

posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:26 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Apr 15, 2014, 5:27 AM ]

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One of the first spring flowers I see in the the garden are the Hellebores, commonly called the "Lenten Rose " or "Christmas Rose"
although it nothing in common with the rose. It is in the same family as the Buttercup.

I was a bit concerned about these plant. I had purchased several new varieties last May and they were not fully established.
To my delight they seem to have survived this brutal winter.

I have located my Hellebores in mostly shaded location. The plants are toxic and will not be damaged by deer.
After flowering they have attractive dark green foliage that lasts well into the fall.

I purchased my plants from my friends at Mason Hollow Nursery, pay them a visit and check out their selection.


Flowers


2014/04/14 - Alien life form found in my garden!

posted Apr 14, 2014, 4:32 PM by John Poltrack   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 4:34 PM ]

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Okay it is not an alien, but it does look like something from another world

This is the flower of the Japanese Butterbur which pops out of the ground in early spring. It is native to Japan and is edible, although I get nervous whenever I read of cumulative damage to the liver and tumor formation caused by some of its constituents.

Later the leaves will emerge. They are impressively large. I will post more photos at that time.

A nice treat for the insects, since this is one of the first flowers to emerge



Flowers


2014/04/13 - An "Egg" for #SculptureSunday

posted Apr 13, 2014, 6:48 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Apr 13, 2014, 6:54 AM ]

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In June of 2010 I went on a tour of gardens in Peterborough. This sculpture was commissioned especially for the tour by artist Mark Ragonese.


Sculpture Details

"This installation was commissioned by David Baum and Terry Reeves of Peterboro,NH. 

It was designed to work with the existing landscape of a tall pine allee. A bower is a private place constructed to give refuge and isolation. 

The woven structure intimates home,comfort, safety. The large stack of stones inside have a grounded stillness but are are merely balanced. The interior and exterior invite reflection about privacy, security, and the precarious balance required for stillness."


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Sculpture


2014/04/12 - What do you see?

posted Apr 12, 2014, 3:18 AM by John Poltrack

When I was a kid, I used to like those drawings that would have embedded animal shapes in the branches of trees.
When I looked at this photo, I saw several animal faces, I'm curious what you might see.

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