The Pond

Across the dirt road from the swallows was a pond. It used to be bigger but the new owners are letting the reeds fill it in.

I got excited thinking there were beavers in the ponds but they were only ducks when we got closer. This is where the swallows are feeding. The surface of the pond was alive with ripples from insects.

The dam to create the pond is at left next to the road. The overflow drops several feet beneath the road. There is no stream feeding this pond; it is entirely spring fed. It had managed to stay full even with the prolonged drought we have had.

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