Pond Stories: By An Inland Lake

Pond Stories: By An Inland Lake

Thanks to Lisa Nagel for sharing this pretty poem with us. BY AN INLAND LAKE by William Stanley Braithwaite Long drawn, the cool, green shadows Steal o’er the lake’s warm breast, And the ancient silence follows The burning sun to rest. The calm of a...
Pond Stories: A Pledge to Protect

Pond Stories: A Pledge to Protect

Meghan Taylor of the Brewster Ponds Coalition recently sent this to us: “The boys and I have been working on a small project. With the help of our amazing neighbors, we’ve developed a simple pledge in order to help protect our beloved Sheep Pond and the waters...
Pond Stories: Identifying Pond Plants With a Rhyme

Pond Stories: Identifying Pond Plants With a Rhyme

Have you ever wondered what that grassy stuff is at the edge of your pond? In this photo of Bassett Pond in Yarmouth, Sue Machie has captured not just a beautiful pond but some healthy rushes (“that grassy stuff”). This rhyme, familiar to many, could help...
Pond Stories: Seymour Pond in the Fog

Pond Stories: Seymour Pond in the Fog

When we moved to Brewster in the summer of 2019, our experience with winter on Cape Cod was limited. An awesome surprise was learning that many birds migrated south from the Arctic to winter in both the ocean and ponds of the Cape. Watching and photographing the birds...
Pond Stories: Rachel Carson’s Nature

Pond Stories: Rachel Carson’s Nature

From Silent Spring, Rachel Carson “Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against...
Pond Stories: Bearse Pond, Centerville

Pond Stories: Bearse Pond, Centerville

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ―Henry David Thoreau, Walden Thanks to Amy Thomas who sent us this beautiful image. She...