It’s been almost a year since the City of Keene put a chain-link fence around the graffiti-covered water tower atop Beech Hill, presumably to preclude rebellious acts of adolescence. Truth be told, the water tower atop Beech Hill is still covered with graffiti, although I haven’t taken any recent pictures to see if the current graffiti is different from last year’s. Old habits die hard, and spray paint dies even harder.

Rebellious adolescents (and their presumably wiser elders) are a resourceful bunch. If you remember last year, no sooner did the City of Keene put a chain-link fence around the graffiti-covered water tower atop Beech Hill, mischievous pranksters poured soap into downtown’s Central Square fountain. Adolescence might be a phase we eventually grow out of, but the making of mischief never ends.

    These recycled images are my contribution to this week’s Photo Friday theme, Adolescence.

    And by way of unrelated reminder, there’s still time to sign up for my latest four-week tele-class for writers, The Write Way, which starts on Monday night. What are you waiting for?