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Pond diary

I should have kept a diary about our backyard pond.

The snapping turtle that arrived last summer/fall and seemed to have consumed all the banana water lilly plants is still here. The plants are all growing back, although the white water lillies are somewhat anemic. And the snapper has been joined by another, smaller (lunch plate sized) critter with very distinct markings on its shell.

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Back Bay Station

The Amtrak Back Bay station has a nice map of the neighborhood.  Unfortunately, other maps, especially on the internet, are not as accurate or complete.  We spent over an hour circling to find a hotel that’s just five blocks from the station.

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