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This winged beauty landed in the tree across the street just as we entered the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. https://www.mass.gov/locations/breakheart-reservation

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Bubbles forming in a stream at Kennard Park, Newton. I like how you can see the reflection of the trees above in the surface of the bubbles.

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… viewed through a screen door.

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… the McMullen Musem of Art has three concurrent displays on exhibit this fall through December 10th. Detailed information can be found in this museum press release. What I especially appreciated about the museum itself is its overall architecture that bridges old and new architectural styles and which takes into account the natural landscape as being part of the visitor experience. The floor to ceiling glass walls on each floor present an airy feeling … and that’s before you even realize that there is an amazing roof top deck.

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Given that two of the three exhibits focus on nature, landscape, realism and symbolism, it inspired childish delight to walk up the stairs with clear glass all around, seeing the landscape outside, and then to walk into beautifully curated exhibits like that of Alston Conley’s New England Sky …

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… and that of Nature’s Mirror: Reality and Symbol in Belgian Landscape.

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And in the midst of so much landscape there was the unexpected appearance of man, in this case, The Old Man Blessing, by Belgian painter Leon Frederic.

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The area accessed by the public to view art is actually not that large but comes across as quite spacious. Technology, whether a video showing the Belgian landscape of today on the wall, or a tablet with additional stories about the artists of the period, accentuate the visitor experience.

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Again, I thank Anulfo Baez for introducing me to this new phase of the McMullen Museum and I look forward to future visits.

Sources and Additional Reading (and Viewing!)

http://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/press/fall-2017.html

http://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/exhibitions/conley/

http://bcheights.com/2017/09/10/mcmullen-hones-natures-mirror-belgian-landscapes/

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It has been a while since I strolled along the Charles River Esplanade.

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It’s that time of year when I feel I can become lost in the water because the low sun is so bright and the reflections so sharp.  Very little breeze (thank goodness) and so the water becomes a near perfect mirror.

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For me, I stopped worrying about finding the perfect shot though I did have an agenda before I embarked on my walk.

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I let go of that agenda and just accepted the beauty that was around me.

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heron

He stood so still I nearly missed him.

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