Saturday, December 10, 2011
Pines Ponds and Pavement, Southeast Massachusetts, USA
The coastal pine barrens eco-region stretches from New Jersey to southeastern Massachusetts. Myles Standish State Forest (MSSF) in southeastern Massachusetts contains the second largest unbroken tract of rare pitch-pine barrens remaining in the world. Spanning nearly 15,000 acres, MSSF is the second largest publicly held land in Massachusetts.
Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth County.
Old Sandwich Road.
A hillside stand of pines near the Pine Hills development.
Long Pond in Plymouth County. Why is this a pond and not a lake, it seems rather large? Supposedly, a major difference between the two is that sunlight penetrates to the bottom of all areas of a pond but doesn't in a lake.
Waterfront living in seasonal cottages on Long Pond - a little too waterfront if you ask me.
How many times in life can you work "undulating" into a sentence appropriately? That's what this road is doing through Myles Standish State Forest.