This past Sept. 6, Greg C. took an awesome photo of a lightning storm over the Great Blue Hill.
Great Blue Hill
Jef Taylor gives us a tour of the inside of the Great Blue Hill meteorological observatory.
Transcript of a talk by Joe Bagley, Boston city archaeologist, on the Blue Hills' distant past as a large volcano, and why that became important to the Native Americans who, several hundred million years later, inhabited the area:
I have personally visited, excavated, and studied hundreds of Native archaeological sites throughout the east coast, and I have never experienced the types of intact Native landscapes that can be found in the Blue Hills. I do not mean intact as in undeveloped, but intact meaning the actual experience is similar today as it was in the past.
Via Boston Reddit.
So have you noticed WGBH-FM coming in even feistier than usual? The station reports it finished replacing its 36-year-old antenna on top of the hill that gave it its call letters a couple weeks ago. The new antenna now
Broadcasts at 100,000-watt power and provides a stronger signal to downtown Boston and reaches more Massachusetts communities and all six New England states.
Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Who was Daniel M. Casey and why is there a plaque in his memory at the top of the Hill?
David Parsons went to the very top - of the Eliot Tower on the Great Blue Hill.
OK, it's manmade snow, but still. Sure looks like they're ready for skiers at the Great Blue Hill.
You can get a really good view of the ski run from Meadow Road in Readville, off the Neponset Valley Parkway (it's the road that goes to what used to be the giant Stop & Shop warehouse) - even if you don't have a zoom lens.
Looking toward the Great Blue Hill (I think; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) through a tunnel out of Fort Warren on Georges Island.
The fort is great for such framed views, given that it has zillions of slits and holes for cannons, guns and binoculars: