One of the things I’ll miss about Boston

As I prepare to leave Boston in a week I have started to think about some of the things I’ll miss.  Back in 2006, when I was getting ready to move I knew I would be in history and sports heaven.  However, I didn’t know that I would also enjoy the flowers here.  It was a wonderful surprise.  Here are some of the flowers I have enjoyed over the years.  I hope you like them.  And I hope I remind someone of you to stop and smell the flowers.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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37 Responses to One of the things I’ll miss about Boston

  1. Emad says:

    Excellent photos !

  2. Seasweetie says:

    Oh, thank you, TBM – these are SO beautiful. You will be pleased, though, to see the gardens in the UK. I have never seen such tender pride taken in little cottage gardens, and it seems like every village has its own award for best garden.

    • TBM says:

      I am looking forward to seeing their gardens, and cottage gardens sounds so quaint. I’ve read so much about them in novels and history books and now I will find out. I’ll do my best to share. I’m counting on you to post some photos from Colorado so I don’t get too homesick.

  3. Such lovely flowers. I am sure you will be sending us beautiful shots of the beautiful UK gardens. I am looking forward to your move.

    • TBM says:

      Thank you. I’ll do my best to share new photos from London. I am really looking forward to the move as well. What I can’t wait for is to have it all done, unpacked, and have my life back to normal. Soon!

  4. IsobelandCat says:

    Lovely. I had no idea from the title I was in for such a visual feast.
    But don’t be downhearted; there are many many flowers in London. Get yourself over to Columbia Road market one morning, and don’t forget your camera.
    BTW I have a good friend who used to live in a flat in the same part of Boston as you do.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks! I am looking forward to seeing the flowers in London. I’ll add Columbia Road market to my list. Boston is a fun town. I hope your friend enjoyed it.

  5. Hanna says:

    This is just so sweet of you… and sweet flowers!!! 😀

  6. Ipodman says:

    Amazing flowers and amazing photos, nice work! 😀

  7. Caroline says:

    Lovely photos! I adore flowers. But England is so lush and green and has some of the most famous gardens in the world, you will see, you will find a lot of lovely flowers there as well.
    For me England represents one huge garden, it has by far my favourite landscape.

    • TBM says:

      I like that, England is one huge garden. I can’t wait to see it! I also love flowers. Nature is an amazing part of my life. I can never get enough.

  8. Melissa says:

    Just beautiful!

  9. niasunset says:

    These flowers are so beautiful and you captured them so nicely… How nice, you made us to feel as we are in a flowers garden. This is amazing. But I am so glad to hear that you are going to UK. UK is a beautiful country with her landscape… My heart still is there, I was in Devizes, Wiltshire… I fall in love with this area… Everywhere is full of flowers… Flowers dancing in there. But a little note, I recommend you to visit especially this very famous village, Lacock! I loved it so much… and the museum too, especially the photography exhibition of Bernard Shaw… You can check on internet… Thank you and Have a nice journey, Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

    • TBM says:

      Hi Nia! Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to add Lacock to my list of things to see. I’m hoping we will have many years there so I can see all the things I want to see. I’m pretty excited to get over there and to get settled.

  10. TBM says:

    Thanks Seasweetie! Even though my first 13 years were in California, when I miss home, I miss Colorado. I think my memories of California are fading which is sad, but I am getting older.

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    Best wishes on your new adventure! I’ve enjoyed my visits to the UK and will be looking forward to seeing your experiences and postings unfold.

  12. Carol says:

    How beautiful. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of flowers to stop and smell in the UK.

    • TBM says:

      I hope so. I hear they have wonderful gardens! Another thing to get excited about.

      • niasunset says:

        Yes, they have so many beautiful gardens. I am a member of a British photography forum, how beautiful… And also I Iove the art in these gardens… Especially the sculptures… What a great harmony nature world and human world. By the way, In Salisbury, in the garden of the famous Salisbury Cathedral (it is amazing), there are some art/sculptures… They are so nice too. Anyway, I am excited as you now 🙂 Good Luck and Bon Voyage… Thank you, with my love, nia

  13. TheBlackTwig says:

    What beautiful flowers!

  14. EvilPoet says:

    So many types of flowers. They are wonderful! It’s understandable that you’ll miss them. But as it was pointed out – you get to explore a whole new world of flowers! Every beginning has an end. Every end, a new beginning. 😀

  15. The Hook says:

    Boston must be one gorgeous place! No wonder you’ll miss it.

  16. Jo Bryant says:

    I am so glad that you took those photos – they are stunning

  17. Robin says:

    Wow! That is an amazing and stunning collection of flowers. 🙂

  18. Novroz says:

    Beautiful flowers,I like 019 and 083 the most.
    Your shots remind me that I haven’t shot flowers in ages.
    I bet you’ll see more beautiful flowers in London 😉

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