in my constant quest to find fun free things to do over the summer, today i stumbled upon a cool little concert series at the boston public library called concerts in the courtyard. every friday from 12:30-1:30 until the beginning of september, they have a different musical event involving local musicians and a variety of styles.
since copley is really not that far from my office, i strolled over to hear cellist javier caballero play. the concert was the best little respite from the day - the pieces ranged from soothing bach for solo cello to international folksongs to sultry tango with violin and viola - and the surrounding greenery and italianate arcades added to the peaceful atmosphere.
the courtyard would make a great place for lunch, and apparently a good crowd of people think so, too. i even saw a guy who brought the whole spread with him: jam jars, cutlery, loaf of bread and all. might have to head back sometime with a book and my brown bag.
i also had never checked out the farmer's market out in copley square during the day...but now i realize that open markets are one of my weaknesses. i came away with lemon verbena honey, a pint of fresh blueberries, and a couple heirloom tomatoes. cannot resist!