Sometimes you just need to get out of town. Denizens of the glittering cities of the world are occasionally overcome by occupational and residential hazards – including stress, fatigue, disappointment, overstimulation, ennui, excessive heat, or some combination of all of these, leading to an undeniable longing for fresh air, natural beauty and wide-open spaces. It happens to everyone, whether they’ll admit it or not, especially in the summer. The countryside starts calling. And the only cure is to just pack your bags and go.
Alert! The nasturtiums are on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! For those in the know, this is akin to seeing the Bat signal in the night sky — it’s time to move quickly, there’s something important going down. At least, that was my experience during a weekend run up to Boston earlier this spring.
Stargazers of the world, are you ready? A total solar eclipse is coming to America on Monday, August 21st. For the first time since February 1979, you’ll be able to view a total eclipse from the continental US. There hasn’t been one that crossed both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the country since 1918. So this is kind of a big deal.