Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kayaking Massasoit State Park

At work on Friday, I overheard a coworker recommended a pond in Massasoit State Park for canoing, and I determined to try it.  Saturday, November 3rd turned out to be unseasonably warm, so I grabbed the opportunity.  I and my middle son spent about an hour-and-a-
half on the water.  Lake Rico, less than a mile long and irregular in shape, is a beautiful place, and the fall colors made it more so. 

 The sky alone was the worth the price of admission.
A scarlet oak against white pines.
Yellow fall foliage of silver maple
(Acer saccharinum, or what Thoreau called white maple).
Identifying a few plants by fall foliage.

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