Tag Archives: Beech Hill Pond

Lakes are a Maine treasure worth protecting

When I was a young child, summers were pretty simple: A few days after school let out, we loaded up the car and headed to “camp.” In other places, I’ve since learned, they might go “to the cottage,” or to “the lake house.” Here, for me and many of my young peers, that perfect spot […]

Through the eyes of a child: Taking stock of those special Maine moments

Each summer, family and friends have gathered at Beech Hill Pond in Otis, where we’ve basked in the sun, splashed in the water, and made memories that are still vivid, even as time rushes onward.   My family and I appreciate those days. Cherish them, even. At least, I’d like to think we do. But […]

The rock’s name: Junk of Pork

On Monday I shared a pair of doctored-up photos with you and asked you to identify the popular rock that was depicted. Today you can see the before-and-after versions of those altered photos … and hear some interesting stories from your fellow readers. Many of you took time to play my first “outdoor photo scavenger […]