6:30:31 PM

The wood ducks are back again tonight.

I cut away the last of the excess liner from our pond, and while I
rested (the liner is really tough), I saw a little turtle
– maybe 3 inches across. He swam away from me, back down into the
leafy litter at the bottom. A large dragonfly with a blue body,
green head watched me.

It’s a treat to see so much life come so soon into what, last year,
was just a muddy hole in the ground.