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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jamaica Pond Loop Pix

Here are the rest of the photos from yesterday’s long (11 mile/17km) walking loop through more of Olmstead’s “Emerald necklace” in Boston.

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The loop: the walking loop, 10.6 miles (17km)

The Riverway portion of the Emerald Necklace connects the Fens with its upstream water sources. Riverway Start, 5 min from my apartment

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The sun angle was perfect, reflecting the water’s widening ripples on the bottom of the bridge.

ripple reflections

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Snowbanks in June?

June snowbanks, sort of

Not exactly, bit it's still weird: it’s refrigerated truck cleanout debris, outside the Brookline Ice Company.

When ice trucks clean out...

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Leverett Pond

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Note the Heron in foreground, duck family midground .

Heron in foreground, duck family midground

Backlit black-crowned Night Heron.

backlit black-crowned night heron

Make way for ducklings.

Mom and the ducklings Parts of Olmstead park have been developed into playing fields. A boisterous Little League game was in progress.

Little league games in progress

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Cormorant island

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Jamaica Pond boathouse.

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Cormorant, between dives.

cormorant, between dives

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Odd flotilla of geese.

goose flotilla

Starting the return trip; lovely side stream.

lovely side stream

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Back at Leveret Pond on the return leg.

Different bridge w/ linear ripple reflections.

more ripple reflections

One of many artists working the Riverway.

one of many artists working the Riverway

Another great walk. Thanks for coming along!