Peonies — the official flower of

Growing up in Nebraska, peony bushes lined the back of my grandparents house in Fremont. On Memorial Day Weekend, we’d cut the flowers and put them in mason jars to bring to relatives graves around northeastern Nebraska. Ever since then, peonies (and lilacs) have been my favorite flower. They only bloom for a few weeks in May and early June — not long enough!

I took this photo of two pink peonies in Central Square in front of Betahouse. View the image on Flickr to see a larger view of the flowers.

Two Friends

Today’s Photo: Flathead Without Potato

I haven’t been writing a lot of words on lately — busy with client work and some other projects including Exploit Boston!. I’m going to start updating the site most days with a photo when the wordy entries don’t happen. You can always read my micro-tidbits over at

When I first moved to Boston, Flathead and his little dog Potato were regulars in Harvard Square. This was back in 1994-1998(ish) before the square started to transform into more of a mall. Remember The Tasty Diner and Wursthaus? Flathead (aka Ned) was back in town in September and October this year and it was a blast of fun nostalgia to run into him as I was walking back to Harvard Square after a late Tuesday night enjoying the music of Session Americana with friends at the Lizard Lounge. I stopped to say hi to Flathead and ask if I could take a few photos and noticed that Potato wasn’t there — he had died a few years ago.