I took a stroll on Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Tuesday afternoon so that you didn’t have to.

Yes, it was damp, as evidenced by the burgeoning mushroom crop:

There was also some new signage:

… but what I found most interesting was the trees.

They’ve really grown up in the last few years. It feels different on the Greenway now; less like a space between streets and more like a place, somewhere that people actually go, and stay.  I’ve read that the Greenway is “the world’s largest median strip” dozens of times; when was the last time you saw a median strip with 20′ tall trees?

In a week so so—if it ever stops raining—the giant alliums will bloom. For those of you who aren’t familiar with giant alliums, they’re in the running for “plant that most resembles a truffula tree” and they’re just plain silly. Go take a walk and enjoy them… next week.