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Monday Mopho: Post-Apocalyptic

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OK, so this image wasn’t really taken in a post-apocalyptic wasteland… it was actually taken on my walk home from Alewife. But with the overgrowth of the bushes, the lack of traffic and the glare of the evening sun sure makes it look like zombies are gonna come down that on-ramp any minute. (Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.)

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June 21st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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Monday Mopho: Laurel, June ’10

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This picture of Laurel, now closing in on six-and-a-half, was taken at a friend’s birthday party last weekend. I heart her so much.

(Yes, I’ve been light on content the last week. Very sorry, but we’ve been moving into the new place and I have had neither time nor brain. Both lacks will soon be fixed, and actual content-like substance will return!)

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June 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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Monday Mopho: Microburst

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Yesterday afternoon, Arlington (the town in which I live) was hit with a weather phenomenon apparently known as a “microburst.” This particular term was new to me, though apparently it’s a very small, incredibly intense storm system which is very very tornado-like in its effects. The Wikipedia tells me that “A microburst often has high winds that can knock over fully grown trees.”

Well, yes. Yes it can.

Microburst

I took this picture this morning on the Minuteman Bike Trail on my way to Alewife from our new place. Just between my apartment and Alewife, there were two fully-grown trees horizontal across the path. People had to climb over them and pull their bikes over tree trunks and under branches. Another tree fell over on a car two blocks from our place, and a neighborhood near mine was apparently thrashed pretty heavily. Even in our current apartment, we were pummeled with so much rain in such a small period of time that we experienced the first significant flooding we’ve had in the two years we’ve lived there — water poured through our basement access door like we were a submarine that had recently been torpedoed.

(A couple more photos of the damage are available on my Flickr stream.)

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June 7th, 2010 at 10:15 am

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Monday Mopho: Geometry

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Today’s the re-introduction of a long-dormant feature on this site. Long long ago, I’d run a photo on this blog every Monday, and I called the series — get this — Monday Photo. Brilliant, yeah? Well, now I’m starting that feature back up, but with a small change: now it’s the Monday Mopho, in which said photo will always be taken with my beloved futurephone.

And yes, I do in fact realize it’s Tuesday, but it totally feels like a Monday because yesterday was Memorial Day and “Tuesday Mopho” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Admit it: you know you didn’t even remember it was Tuesday until I brought it up.

Geometry

I took this photo inside Copley Place last week during the lunch break while I was attending An Event Apart (which, oh yeah, I still need to write about). Just a quick reminder how much I adore living in a city with such varied and fascinating architecture.

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June 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am

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