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Water Hole

All photos taken on July 30, 2021.

Water Hole ©

Down at the water hole, all the birds take their ease,

cool water is calm and there is barely a breeze.

Out in the middle, there begins a strange ripple,

one chick, two chick, hey wait, am I seeing triple.

Languid dog days of summer still lingering on,

far too soon, all these water birds will be long gone.

Pace slowing as July sunshine keeps beating down,

enjoying this saunter around our little town.

Storm pond being naturalized (letting vegetation grow).
A bit of algal bloom on the surface, due to hot summer weather.
Water hole still life
Time to reflect
Red necked grebe in green ripple
Grebe silhouette and reflection
One chick, two chick, am I seeing triple
Goose parade on another pond
Geese taking their ease. All too soon, they will be in for a long flight.
Female mallard and Canada Thistle flowers
Just the right morning light
Dining at the trough
Proud Mom and chicks

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Water Hole

  1. We have a tiny pond just around the corner from where we live and it’s always amazing to see it change throughout the seasons. In addition to being a haven for wildlife, it also has many wonderful plants featuring one of my favourites – pinkish waterlilies. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva

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