In which we visit the Boston Public Garden

Another in our ongoing series, What We Did This Summer.

Image Credit: Michael Howell

(Yeah, I know this is clearly What We Did this Spring, but our family considers our annual spring picnic in the Boston Public Garden to be the kick-off event of the summer.)

Bridge overlooking the lagoon (oh, and our picnic basket) (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

The Main Attraction (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

Blossoms. (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

More and yet fewer blossoms. (Sometimes I really love words.) (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

Duck Island. When the park was created in 1862, Duck Island was actually a peninsula, but too many couples got into too much trouble out there, so the city forester at the time, John Galvin, cut off its connection with the land, turning it into a nesting ground for ducks. (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

Look! A bride! In all seriousness, it was very kind of this couple to pose for a woman we are pretty sure was a stranger to them, as we later saw this same bride with her actual bridal party (complete with a professional photographer who had an entourage to rival that of the bride). (Image Credit: Michael Howell)

Clearly, we were not part of the wedding party. (Image Credit: Michael Howell)


About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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