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Mystic River State Reservation

  • 4253 Mystic Valley Pkwy Medford, MA, 02155 United States (map)

Happy new year! The first day of 2019 was a windy one. But since the sun was inviting, Aisha and I ventured to Mystic River State Reservation to test out her new camera, hoping to snap some scenic shots. On the Mystic Valley Parkway bridge, we marveled at the Boston skyline through watery eyes. At the park, we climbed the wooden tower overlook and took some photos, but couldn’t stay up there long due to our faces going numb.

We walked down to the pier, where the Mystic River rippled a bright blue. By the water, we came upon two new (?!) sculptures made of metal tubes — vertical xylophones, of sorts! A bucket held batons for playing the oversized instruments. Of course we indulged. It was a fun discovery.

On the walk back, I noticed an adorable wooly caterpillar in the middle of footpath! I don’t know where it was going, but the poor thing was at risk of being squashed, so I moved it onto the grass. A wooly caterpillar in winter? Hey, at least must be warm under all that fuzz!

Earlier Event: December 9
Danvers Lights