Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday wonders - P

P is for Pond.


There are big ponds in parks where lots of people go to see - and feed - the ducks.  So many people that when you stop on the path all the mallards come paddling quickly.  Their happy, laughing quacks fill the air.


There are tiny ponds like the one next door.  This blue heron has it all to herself as she stalks the fish.  The teenage girls are kept busy - and broke - replenishing the fish for this hungry guest. 


There are peaceful ponds where turtles bask in the sun...


And there are ponds where nothing much seems to be happening at all.   The algae lies quietly dreaming before the ducks come to disturb the serenity.


There are ponds in the mountains where water lilies grow...


with deep mud on the bottom and room for the bugs to play.


Even a puddle can be a pond if you're young at heart. 

8 comments:

Rudee said...

It used to fill me with joy when the streets would flood after a torrential rain and we would go out to play. Yes, if you're young at heart, even a puddle can be a makeshift pond.

Ginny said...

I love all your different ponds! Is that a big flock of geese in the last picture? So you have a resident Blue Heron next door? And the teenage girls spend their own money for it's fish?? That is quite a story!

Mimi said...

Lovely choice for P, Stephanie!
I love the photo with the reflection, and the last one is absolutely adorable, young at heart is the way to be!

Anonymous said...

Oh how those kids have grown, Gabby is wearing that little brown jacket now!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just made me smile!! =D

Lindy MacDuff said...

What a nice series of ponds and all the life they support. Personally, I never get enough of the mallards. They always sound (to me) like they are laughing when they quack. ;-)

To answer your question about my neon pig sign, no the tail does not move. That would be pretty cool if it did!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the pond jumping, boy it sure looks serene looking through your eyes and pictures. Love the Blue Heron and algae peacefulness

Emille said...

Am catching up with you -I love ponds - these are beautiful! Thanks for taking us with you on your trip!

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