When you think of Provincetown, you think of things that are fun and sometimes funky. We were taking a hike on Beech Forest Trail when we saw this little gnome sitting in the tree. How perfect for Provincetown! Just fun! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
And whoever put it there had a great imagination and picked the perfect tree. Have you seen this little gnome on the trail? Did it bring a smile to your face?
The colors were so pretty at this pond in Provincetown with the yellow Irises in bloom. I loved the sky with its pretty clouds contrasting the bright green foliage around the pond.
The Beech Forest Trail, part of the National Seashore, is a wonderful trail to hike any time of the year. There is always something to see and the trail is wide enough so you don’t have to worry about poison ivy and ticks in the summer. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
You walk around a good-sized pond with another pond off the trail. There’s a boardwalk to meander on that you can see in the 3rd photo.
Most of the trail is sand with the dunes nearby.
Have you ever hiked the Beech Forest Trail? Well worth the hike as you never know what you will see… birds, wildflowers, wildlife, butterflies. Its different each time!
There are some really cool trees on the Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown. In Colorado, we used to call them “snow knees” as the snow would come down the mountain and cause many of the trees to bend from the weight and ice. Many ended up just growing this way.
I’m sure these “snow knees” are not caused from snow and ice, but they are pretty cool, nonetheless!
Have you ever seen these trees on the trail?
I love springtime here on Cape Cod as the leaves are starting to come out and the colors are so vibrant. This was such a pretty scene at the pond by Beech Forest Trail. It seems like every time we go there, there is something new and exciting to see!
So pretty, don’t you think?
As we were taking photographs on the Beech Forest Trail, we noticed something swimming in the pond. Hmm… what could that be? There were two of them, swimming all over the place, diving under, looking like they were eating the lily pads. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
At first we thought they were Mink, but they were really big, maybe about 3′ long, as you can see in the 2nd photograph. They were pretty fast, so it was difficult to get a good photograph. When we got home I looked on the internet and realized that were Otters. Otters on Cape Cod?
Yes, there are many otters that swim in the kettle ponds, lakes and streams. Who knew? Another first for me!