Hiked around this pond with my son: Round Pond, in Mendon Ponds Park. We saw 24 deer, 3 woodchucks, and a cardinal. Also 2 women on horses. The horses wore nets around their faces, and the women carried long swishy brooms, to swipe insects, I presume.
We saws tons of blackberry bushes, and sampled the first ripe berries. Very flavorful, seedy.
Today I got lost, got back on track, walked into the inner city (slightly alarming), went to a museum and looked at ancient Assyrian marble carvings; Thai, Afghan, and Indian Buddhas; script from a Qur'an; a quilt by Faith Ringgold; a sculpture by Frederick Remington; a painting by Grandma Moses; and a sculpture by Henry Moore. Also a mummy and his sarcophagi (yes, he had 2: anthropomorphic and rectangular).
Also went to several parks and a zoo.
Went on a hike and had supper with my wonderful son. Tomorrow: 9 1/2 hour drive home.