Monday, August 6, 2007

Red Sky at Night...

Red Sky at Night...
Originally uploaded by flakingnapstich
Nut Island is a 15 minute walk from my house. The name is a bit misleading, as it's not so much and "island" as the tip of a peninsula. Perhaps there was a point in the past where it WAS and island, and landfill, silting or another process connected it with the mainland.

Regardless, the bulk of the area is a nicely landscaped park surrounding what appears to be a small water treatment plant. I've been there a handful of times and taken some photos. It's a lovely area, and you'd never guess you were a 15 minute drive from Quincy Center.

My wife and I are planning to make a habit of walking there after dinner, and I intend to spend more time taking pictures on the island. The island provides a lovely view of the recreational boating portions of the harbor. So far it appears to be rather light in terms of wildlife, but it's a serene and relaxing area, an unexpected perk discovered after we'd discovered only after closing on the house.

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