For the first day of Autumn, I offer two shots of the same scene.
Along the upper limit of the Quabbin are two ponds….The Spectacles-North and South. Seen on a map they appear, at least to someone’s imagination, as a pair of spectacles.Screen capture from Google Maps
The water is actually much more widespread in South Spectacle Pond than seen in the map…all that area with no trees is really water, but rather shallow, I guess…or maybe the Google Mapsmobile came by during a severe drought. There are some small islands with various wetland plants that flood during higher water in the Spring.Adding a little length to the glass yielded a nice taste for what is to come as the days pass through the season.I’ve learned of a spot where Fringed Gentian was blooming a week ago. I can’t get there until this Saturday, but I will go and hope some are still fresh and lovely.
I’m tired…can you tell? 🙂