Pond Stories: “How Swimmers Dream”

Pond Stories: “How Swimmers Dream”

Here is a poem and illustration from Susan Baur’s book – “How Swimmers Dream” that she offered to us. The poem is her sister Jean’s and the collage is by Susan. We’ve written about Susan before and her connection to the Cape’s freshwater ponds (which we...
Pond Stories: A Not Quite Perfect Peter’s Pond

Pond Stories: A Not Quite Perfect Peter’s Pond

From Ellen Silsby Heher, Cotuit: Peter’s Pond Campground. What a PERFECT place for mom, dad, and my two granddaughters to spend a weekend or two or three during our Cape Cod Summer. A couple of years ago I joined them to swim in the pond for most of the day and then...
Pond Stories: Me And We

Pond Stories: Me And We

Written by Marc Blesoff, July 2021 A few months ago, my granddaughter and I took a summertime walk to the local market. On the way home, the afternoon sun was at our back. In front of me I saw the shadow of an 8-year-old girl and her grandfather holding hands as they...
Pond Stories: Training in Joshua’s Pond

Pond Stories: Training in Joshua’s Pond

From book author Mick Carlon, Centerville An evening swim in Osterville’s Joshua’s Pond is a bit of perfection in an imperfect world. The spring-fed water is as clear as a Cape Cod September sky, and the trees surrounding the pond remind me of upstate New Hampshire....
Pond Stories: The Sisterhood of Fresh Water

Pond Stories: The Sisterhood of Fresh Water

From Skye Gibson: This one by William Butler Yeats is a treasure, and a poem my mother recited by heart frequently in her last years.  It is not about a Cape pond, but part of the great sisterhood of freshwater across the globe. I later had the good fortune to go to...