Night follows day, follows night, follows day. Days become weeks, months, seasons, a year. What is a year in the life of a 10,000 year old pond? A whirl of passing weather and seasonal visitors above and below the surface.

Winter’s deep freeze allows for ice fishing and pedestrian access to the island. Spring rains rejuvenate the forest and support the annual alewife migration. Summer is a busy time, as both human and non-human visitors return to enjoy the pond’s cool waters. Fall is a time of peaceful reflections, with fewer visitors and bright still days.

This project celebrates a year in the life of Somes Pond. Photographs made from the same vantage point every day for a year are blended to create a photo montage for each season.

Winter

Winter

Spring

Spring

Summer

Summer

Fall

Fall