I've decided to create a new category for my blog. I'll post a Weekend Video every once in a while if I find something that's relevant to both Maine and my work. Beech Hill Preserve is because it's one of my earliest inspirations. Two of my first paintings shown publicly were inspired by Beech Hill.
When I first visited many years ago, it wasn't being cared for in any special way. The doors and windows on the stone hut at the top of the hill were covered with rusty sheets of metal and not much else was being done. In fact, there were "no trespassing" signs posted in several places. I discovered this after reaching the top and coming back down by a different path. I found the sign on the original path I had taken pulled up and thrown aside. Today as you can see, under the care of the trust, it's become quite the place for a hike. I haven't checked the hut out inside yet, but I intend to this year.