Asking at the Quabbin Visitor Center, I was told that the park now opens daily at 6 a.m. but yesterday whoever opened it was late. So I went a little further east to Pepper Mill Pond. It is frequented by fishermen but none were there yesterday and, for a change, no litter except for one beer can.
I saw a couple of reflections I liked and made this image along with a few others.
The sun was popping in and out, providing occasional warmth to the landscape. Eventually our day went back to rain and continues this morning. Although we have had fairly continual rain, the Midwest and South have had way more so I am not complaining. More than one sunny day a week would be welcomed though.
As to the name, I have seen it spelled both Pepper and Pepper’s. I’d guess someone named Pepper had a mill there but have yet to see a history that includes that information.