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Sign commemorating the Bussey Bridge Collapse in 1887
The tragedy prompted stricter levels of bridge safety standards in Boston. It's on the commuter rail bridge where South St and Archdale Rd meet, in Roslindale.
Evergreen (didn't get tag info)
I wish I could make a smell-o-gram. This tree had a mixed scent of Cotton Candy and Christmas Tree.
The Eastern Cottonwood in the reflection of a tree stump
Asian Mountain Ash Blossom
The Crataegus Compacta AKA Clustered Hawthorn Tree in Blossom
I'm using a book I have called "Spring Wildflowers of New England" by Marilyn J. Dwelley to try to identify the types of wildflowers I found during my walk through the Arnold Arboretum today.
I think this is a lighter purple Bird-Footed Violet
I can't identify this green foliage. Can you?
Lemon Drop (I think)
I think this is a variety of evening primrose, perhaps Lemon Drop. The leaves are thin and they have four petals, but they're very tiny. That's my guess! I can't find it in my wildflower book.
Painted Buckeye in Bloom
Another Painted Buckeye Blossom at the Arboretum
Geological Explanation of the Forming of Peters Hill
Mountain Sandwort on Peter's Hill
I'm pretty sure this is Mountain Sandwort before it has fully blossomed. It fits the description in my book for the leaves and the height, and especially where it grows, which is high elevations. This was on the hill on my way up to the top of Peters Hill, which is the 2nd highest point in Boston.
Pineapple Weed of the Composite Family of Wildflowers
Another pretty but mysterious plant in a purplish brownish green
Long-Thorned Hawthorn Blossom and Tree Tag at the Arnold Arboretum
Old Fashioned Weigela Pink Blossoms
Anemone Cylindrica - maybe?
You know what? I see these everyone, all the time, throughout time and I don't now what they are. Black bud, tiny white petaled common wildflower or weed found in New England: Is it an anemone?
Fuzzy wild grass
Meadow Violet Spring Wildflower in May Bloom
Creeping Buttercup Spring Wildflower
At least I think this is creeping buttercup because it has hairy branches...
Possibly young blossom of False Solomon's Seal?
This six-petaled white wild flower is definitely of the Lily Family. I'm just not sure of its exact identification. It could be a young blossom of some kind of False Solomon's Seal
Orange Tulip is final spring bloom
Purple Allium in the Garden
Indian Carpet Dianthus Flower in Spring Bloom
Purple Salvia Bush in Spring Bloom
Irises in Iris Purple - my favorite!
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Happy Labor Day! Here's some 4th of July in Boston Pics to commemorate the last the Summertime American Holidays
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