Cold Morning & South Common Plantings

When I took my family’s Boston Terrier out this morning the wind was charging across the South Common and loosening leaves from the trees in big batches. This is the first morning of the fall that feels like winter. We’ve had some light frosts, but this morning the air has a different sharpness.

Walking in the Common after work yesterday I saw that a large order of bundled trees, potted plants and bushes, and other growing things had been delivered to the Thorndike Street side of the Common. These are for the landscaping to complete the sidewalk upgrade done a few months ago. I’m looking forward to the spruced-up border—a sign of what we hope will come with further improvements at the South Common. Congratulations to the City government staff and City Council for moving this project along swiftly.