This is Mike’s Pond, a few steps from my home here in Osterville. Kettle Ponds are scattered all over Cape Cod, as they were created along with this magnificent geological wonder of the Cape and Islands 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age. Because of it’s porous soil–made up of sand, clay and soils that do not hold water very easily–Cape Cod has vast reserves of water underneath all of the beautiful scenery. Kettle ponds are normally deep, as Mike’s pond is at least 150 feet deep in many spots. Allie, as seen here retrieving her tennis ball, enjoys these ponds, as do children of all ages, and the fact that the residents of the Cape have maintained these vital bodies of water is a testiment to Cape Cod’s overall view of ecology and preservation. It is no wonder that the caption on our license plates reads, “Preserve the Trust”. Have a great week end! Peace~ M
November 13, 2009
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