It doesn't take much to make peds happy, Scott discovers on a walk around Jamaica Pond.
Steve Garfield posts video of some Jamaica Pond ducks that found a watering hole in the ice.
Mike Ball snapped the fabled white squirrel of Jamaica Pond today; reports the mini-beast got close enough to grab a tossed nut, then scampered away.
Copyright Mike Ball.
Mark brings to our attention those more carefree days of yore, when people played baseball - on skates - on a frozen Jamaica Pond.
Steve Garfield captures (digitally, of course), one of the fabled white squirrels of Jamaica Pond.
Oh, the horror, the horror that would descend on the area around Jamaica Pond if swimming were allowed. Because you just know kids everywhere would drop what they're doing and charter buses to take them to THE POND and those buses would idle all day long outside those expensive condos and that would be quite distressing enough but then, before the buses left, all... Read more
Mark recounts decade after decade of various legal actions involving the pond (mainly related to people doing such dastardly things as taking ice out of it without the town of West Roxbury's consent - OK, granted, 8,000 tons of ice). He mentions that in 1856, the town of West Roxbury stationed a policeman on the shores in warm weather to stop people from swimming... Read more
Not to carp, but the governor looks like his mussels are tiring and he's haddock up to there, coddamnit. Definitely seems like he's in need of a good pint of Bass. Scott Wachtler from the Bulletin Newspapers, Inc. reeled in this photo at yesterday's annual fish release at Jamaica Pond.
Steve Garfield is on the scene with a video camera as Patrick, local kids release fish into Jamaica Pond.
Not Whitey Bulger reposts an 1873 report on a court hearing on whether a bath house at the pond could stay open despite complaints from residents of nearby estates that they just could not abide knowing men and boys there were swimming in the pond pantsless. The judge ruled against the burghers, citing the urinal case of Rudolph vs. St. George's vestry and especially... Read more
At times, Jamaica Pond seemed more a still photo than a pond today - the mist blurred its edges, the water didn't move. But then a pair of ducks came quacking along. A guy re-cast his fishing line. Joggers trotted around a bend. And birds up in the trees chirped. It was a good... Read more