Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 13, 2017

Monk's Park, Bourne

There are quite a few local trails and preserves in our area but I'm always a little reluctant to go there alone because they tend to be somewhat desolate and these days I'm concerned about the possibility of some wack job stealing my camera and killing me.  So I never go.  Now that I have Russell home recuperating, we can check out the trails when weather permits.

We went to Monk's Park in Bourne.  He's shellfished here in the past so familiar with the area.  It was a very cold, crisp day but the sun felt good.


Bayberries.  People make candles out of them....we did it in Campfire Girls.

Nice reflection despite the lack of foliage.



Coast guard flew over



Looking out of the cove towards Buzzards Bay


This bench was so high that I couldn't get on it and he said he felt like me cause his feet didn't touch the ground and he could swing them.







This is called pipeweed.  I'd never seen it before after it turned red. 





Bridge under the tracks.  That puddle below it is all frozen on the edges.  Puddle....more like a giant pot hole that I was a bit nervous to drive over.

22 comments:

  1. wow - that is rather remote looking, but gorgeous area. That pipeweed red/pink stands out. I am enjoying your jaunts

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    1. Thanks Joanne! It's been nice to get out and do some shooting. Been long overdue! And he's discovered that he likes to take walks!

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  2. Great photos as always. That bench with Russell on it.. Omgosh.. I wish you could've gotten up there you'd be like Lily Tomlin's Edith Ann. :D - Are you missing me on Facebook?? :D I'm missing you!

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    1. One of my friend posted a pic of Edith Ann under that pic on FB in the comments. hahaha And YES I am missing you! Come back!

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  3. Wow!! what a beautiful place.. the pictures are awesome..

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    1. It is! My first time there! So many hidden gems around here!

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  4. What a delightful spot. Love the sun on the water too. As always, great pix JoJo. Wish I could do half as good. Russell looks good.

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    1. Thanks Jo! I really need a new camera though. This one has taken tens of thousands of pics and I'm not happy with the way the pics are coming out. I have to edit them to fix the light and contrast.

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  5. Walks in nature are healing. I hope you and Russell get out more before winter sets in for good. Lovely photos, as always.

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    1. Me too Liz, and thank you!

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  6. Did an abnormally tall person build that bench? I'd have needed a step ladder (or full length ladder).
    Besides the discriminatory bench, I enjoyed all these sights.

    Be well, JoJo.

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    1. I could blame it on tidal erosion but coves like that don't get the wave action that the beaches do. hahaha Thanks Robyn!

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  7. Such beauty and fantastic photos. I love the way the sun sparkles on the water in that 5th one from the top. Have a great week! :)

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  8. This is a lovely series of photos. I would love to visit here in person. I live in north Georgia. The reflection in the water is gorgeous. That bench seemed really high! The pipeweed is very interesting. Nice to visit with you.

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    1. Thanks Mildred! I've never stopped in Georgia...only drove through w/ my parents when I was a kid once. I'd love to see Savannah!

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  9. What an interesting little trek - nice reflection shots and I like the starry reflection on the water. I know what you mean about feet not touching the ground - when sitting on high seats. I'm vertically challenged as well. Very nice, JoJo!

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    1. Thanks D.G.! I can swing my feet in regular chairs and benches. I wasn't even going to attempt to get on this one. I'd have gotten splinters.

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  10. What a beautiful park. Enjoyed seeing the reflection of the trees in the water. WOW! Berries. Amazing pipeweed. Pleasant water. Sparkling of the sunlight in water looks beautiful:)

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    1. Thank you! Gotta take advantage of these sunny days before the snow flies.

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  11. Absolutely stunning pictures, JoJo. Russell is looking great. Isn't it sad that we have to worry about wack jobs wandering around a peaceful spot? I'd be the same way. I wouldn't go alone either. I'm glad Russell is on the mend.

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Thanks Elsie! I am so grateful to have him home and getting better. In September I really was afraid to try and think that we'd be sharing another holiday season together. That's how close he was to death. This will be a very Happy Thanksgiving indeed.

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