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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watery Wednesday - Eddie's Duck Pond

Yesterday I had errands to do that involved a drive out in the country so I took my camera along, hoping to find something interesting. The leaves are gone and winter is still a week away, but the duck pond on my friend's wooded property was still photo worthy:
On the lower side of the pond you can walk around the edges and look across to the wooded property, home to some very spoiled ducks:
There's this small evergreen point that juts out into the pond. Do you see the nesting box in the tree? Snapped this photo at just the right time to get some great reflections in the water:
On this more sheltered side of the pond there was still a skiff of ice on the water. Do you see the small hut in the trees? For spying on the ducks?

My friends were saying yesterday that their place was so beautiful in the autumn. Actually, I think early winter is hard to beat.

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Emille said...

Glad you came by the pond -so many features to it!

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous reflections Faye! This looks like the perfect place to take your camera in any season!

TexWisGirl said...

i would have to spend a lot of time there, i'm afraid. :)

George said...

This pond is beautiful and your photos are wonderful. I really like the reflections. We were in the Smokies over the weekend, and the mountains are beautiful in winter, even without snow.

NatureFootstep said...

it´s a nice little pond. :)

Living Life said...

Your friend has a very nice place! It is so serene and pretty! I'll bet it is beautiful any time of year!

Birgitta said...

Nice place! Very beautiful photos!