It's October, and thus it's time for A Photo a Day(ish). Will I make it all 31 days this year? Let's find out!
Today's photo was going to be of the stunning purple asters in my backyard, except that the Boston area is currently catching the edge of a tropical storm, and I didn't feel like standing in my backyard trying to shoot photos. (Also, I need more batteries for my camera.)
Instead, while walking back to my car after lunch today, I saw this statue in Radcliffe Yard and snapped some quick shots with the iPhone. The statue is dedicated to the memory of the Radcliffe Institute's first director, Constance E. Smith, but frankly, I find it kind of creepy, especially with the dark spots from where the rain was trickling down. Honestly, I'm not sure why someone would consider this an inspirational tribute, and since it's hard to find information about Smith online, I have no idea whether the statue represents something important about her personality, her life, or her work.
It'll just have to remain a mystery. A creepy mystery.