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Oh great.  Now you've got "Mr. Ed's" theme song running around in my head and I'll never get rid of it till something else takes its place!  The Boston Public Garden IS beautiful.  I saw it a few days after Easter several years ago and it was spectacular.
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I loved that show! Whoever heard of a talking horse? Thank you +La Nightingail :)
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The Salisbury Public Library of old reminds me of the little library close to one of my daughter's hospitals in 2004.  I went there frequently - not necessarily for books, but mostly to use their computers to post updates on my blog re: daughter's recovery (from a boating accident).  It was a cozy, friendly little place which I welcomed and needed back then.  The reading room in the Boston library is magnificent.  I love the balcony.
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Access to that balcony (doors are locked but you can peak through the windows) is from a very looong wide staircase that leads from the second floor to the third floor art galleries. Beautiful murals up there. Thanks +La Nightingail ! :)
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How wonderful to have all those fruit trees in the yard.  We had an apricot & a plum tree when I was growing up.  I tried planting an avocado tree once.  It actually grew several feet high but the leaves were so big & heavy they dragged the branches down.  My Dad tried to prop the branches up with stakes, but pretty soon there were so many stakes you could hardly see the tree, so we finally took it down.  It wouldn't have produced any avocados for another few years anyway.  They don't bear fruit until their 7th year.  The best house we ever lived in had apple trees, black berry bushes, and one day we found a whole crop of red potatoes growing behind the garage (it was a rental house so we had no idea they were there till the kids accidentally dug them up.  "Hey Mom - what are these?")
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That's quite a boat!  I don't know as I've ever seen so small a boat with a paddlewheel, & it certainly does appear a jib could be flown from the bow mast.  How interesting.  It looks like they might have been participating in a 4th-of-July boat parade, maybe?  When we lived in Groveland/Pine Mountain Lake, the 4th-of-July boat parade was a big event.  We had a Hobie Cat at the time.  One year my husband decorated it with a whole mess of balloons.  I stayed on shore to take pictures & I kept hearing this "pop, pop, popping" sound.  Yes, you've guessed right.  When he came back to shore almost all the balloons were flat limp things just hanging there.  Ruefully he admitted penny balloons were probably not the best choice for his decorations.
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Moving a grand piano from one floor to another would, indeed, require a lot of effort - even today.  I've always thought it sad people being photographed in those days couldn't smile because they had to hold a steady pose for several moments.  Everyone looked so stiff and stern or sad and sullen.  So much of a person's personality was lost.  In the street scene, the zoo looks rather inviting with all those trees. 
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Some people might have a hard time believing a calm river like that could rise so high, but we lived on a river that rose 60 feet in the winter - not to flood, that's just how high & low it was from winter to summer.  In the summer it was a soft-sounding ripple.  In winter - a roar through the canyon with muffled thuds as big boulders were  tumbled along by the rushing water!
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Thank you for the share +La Nightingail ! :) I too once lived in an apartment in a converted mill building. It was a babbling brook most of the year but it was a raging torrent in the spring. I used to hate how I would wake me up when I was younger. What I wouldnt give to live there now!
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Whatever else Dexter may or may not have been, he was certainly flamboyant in the way he did anything from decorating his fence and house to his prose, heaven knows!  I love the bit about giving his printer freedom to pepper his words with offered punctuation marks however he saw fit. 
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He had a great sense of humor! Thanks +La Nightingail ! :)
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Wow - what a sight that thing must be in person!  I went online & saw a cut-away version of the telescope inside the radome.  It's huge & the radome is actually made of cloth.  A very special kind of cloth, to be sure,, but still - cloth.  Amazing.
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I have seen this in person, It's huge. There are two other  "telescopes" they use, that are not enclosed in a different configuration just down the road.
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What an idea!  Instead of tearing it down when it was no longer needed for the trolley, turning it into a beautiful pedestrian walkway.  Somebody had their thinking cap on right!
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They did indeed! Thanks +La Nightingail ! :)
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Aww Gee!  I hope each one is a piano beyond all hope of redemption, otherwise - ouch in more ways than one!
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Ouch indeed! Thanks for the comment :)
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