Nobody else went to work today. How come I had to?


My Friday morning commute before a 3-day weekend and school vacation week.
The train was hella roomier than usual:

Fairly empty train, Friday morning commute before a long weekend.  MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line
This morning’s fairly empty train.

MBTA Commuter Rail
Inbound Lowell Line train
Somewhere around Billerica, MA

Feeling a little blue?


That seems like it’s on the big side.

Railroad freight car graffiti - Stoner dude | FCA | YME | 420 | circle-T - Lowell, MA
Railroad freight car graffiti – Stoner dude | FCA | YME | 420 | circle-T

Railroad freight car
Near Thorndike Street
Lowell, MA

“Come down the tracks and see my etchings…”


This boxcar had some interesting work:

DO WHAT THOU WILT | Railroad Boxcar Graffiti | Lowell MA
DO WHAT THOU WILT

HANGIN' AROUND THIS TOWN ON THE CORNER I BEEN BUMMIN AROUND THIS OLD TOWN FOR WAY TOO LONG | KUJOE | Railroad Boxcar Graffiti | Lowell MA
HANGIN’ AROUND THIS TOWN ON THE CORNER I BEEN BUMMIN AROUND THIS OLD TOWN FOR WAY TOO LONG | KUJOE | CATNAP

Railroad freight car
Near Thorndike Street
Lowell, MA

One way to lock your bike to a tree.


Bike parking spaces are at a premium in Cambridge after two snowstorms, but that didn’t discourage this cyclist.

Bike Parking on the snowbank.  Harvard Square.  Cambridge MA

Atop a snowbank
Near Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Decorating with ice.


The Anderson Woburn commuter rail station, after a couple of winter storms, as viewed from this morning’s Lowell train to Boston.

Anderson Woburn MBTA Commuter Rail Station - Woburn MA
Icycles on the Anderson Woburn MBTA Amtrak commuter rail station

(btw, “RTC” means Regional Transportation Center.)

Anderson Woburn Station
Woburn, MA

And lots more snow today.


The backyard dogwood is looking pretty under a new coat of snow.

Backyard dogwood tree covered in snow, Lowell MA
(It’s 9:30 at night. The Nikon is a little confused by how bright the snow is at night.)

My backyard
Lowell, MA

A little more snow today.


We went for a walk through the neighborhood on a snowy late afternoon.

The Lowell Cemetery fence in the snow.  Lowell MA
Along the cemetery fence.

Along the back fence, Park Ave East
Lowell Cemetery
Lowell, MA

This is another 100% true sign.   Yes, it is truly another sign.


The Atlanta Falcons blamed it on these guys.

Why the Atlanta Falcons lost: Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
Why they lost.

Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA

The view from a very, very stopped Red Line train this morning.


This lion guards the Boston-end tower of the under-reconstruction Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River.

Lion Head on the Longfellow Bridge, Boston MA
Lion Head on the Longfellow Bridge.

Longfellow Bridge
(As viewed from a very, very stopped Red Line car)
Boston, MA