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Arrest made in hit-and-run crash at Public Garden entrance

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A Boston man was in court Friday, accused of being at the wheel Thursday when a pedestrian was struck by a stolen pickup truck at one of the entrances to the Boston Public Garden.



a truck on a city street: A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street


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A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street

Police allege Keith Andrade, 58, of Boston, was driving a Chevy Colorado pickup truck that struck a woman at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets Thursday.

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Photos from the scene showed the truck on the sidewalk at the entrance to the garden with severe front-end damage. It appeared that several granite stone fixtures were knocked down.

Boston police said the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries. A witness said the the woman was pinned beneath the vehicle.

Witness said the pickup

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Back to Lotusland; entrance, jungle garden, cycads and lotus pond

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Yes, I am still working through my Lotusland posts from last April’s visit—we’re coming up on a year! I need to wrap things up, and who knew how much I need to be reminded of this adventure now? I hope you enjoy a little mindless plant porn…

Today we go back to the beginning. These fabulous grass trees (Xanthorrhoea sp.) were just off the parking lot. Gerhard and I both stopped to photograph them while a Lotusland staff person looked on and commented that nobody ever stops to appreciate them, they just walk on by…

This is the walk off the side of the gift-shop, the actual entrance into the garden.

Agave attenuata line the first section of the main drive.

And then you tuck off to the right and find yourself in the tropical/jungle garden. Epiphyllum hang from the trees.

And Monstera deliciosa climb skyward.

Just about the time

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