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Everyone in Boston should know what this means.

Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010.

There aren’t many places I’d rather be during a blizzard than working the streets of my hometown with a camera.

Well, that, and the ski slopes.

The Fog

Between assignments yesterday, the desk heard a call about a possible stranded dolphin over the scanner, but we didn’t know where. Since I was already out, I combed the coast from Southie on down. Strangest thing, as I was getting close to the shore, there was some of the densest fog I’ve ever seen, and most of the beachgoers on an otherwise beautiful spring day were all going in the opposite direction.

I never did find that dolphin, but I did manage to run into this guy, Gary, who was grounded because of the fog and was waiting for his buddy Mike to come in from their fishing trip. Luckily, parking was ample, so I was able to hop out of the car and snap off a few frames of Gary in the fog. Good thing I did, because once I wrapped up, the sun started to burn off the fog, just as quickly as it had rolled in.

5.23.2010 — BOSTON — Gary O'Brien, of South Boston, waits at the shore of Boston Harbor at M Street Beach for his friend, Mike Nee, also of South Boston, who was caught in a fast-moving fog that caught and chased many beachgoers from the water. O'Brien was forced to come ashore using his compass, only seeing dry land when he ran aground.

Big Sky

In the vernacular of my people here in Mass., it was wicked windy yesterday.

And what’s the best thing to do when it’s wicked windy? Well, if you’re part of the Gardner family, you hit the road and check out the rolling hills of Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester and bust out the kites. I ran into this troop of a family while getting weather art for the Herald to capture the wildness of the wind Saturday afternoon. Here’s some shots of them in action.

5.15.2010 — BOSTON, Mass. — The Gardner family launches their kites into the sky on a windy Saturday afternoon at Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester on May 15, 2010.


5.15.2010 — BOSTON — Bailey Gardner, 7, of East Bridgewater, guides her kite on a windy afternoon at Pope John Paul II Park on May 15, 2010. Her father, Dave Gardner, who drives for Fallon Ambulance, said he sees the kite flyers at the park on his commute in and thought it'd be a good idea to bring his kids out.


5.15.2010 — BOSTON — Kites soar through the sky at Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester on May 15, 2010.

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