Such a perfect place to walk with the new leaves starting to open
and the water gurgling and splashing as it goes downhill
The pond is on higher ground
and the water irises are growing taller each time I visit
The dandelions shine a cheerful yellow in the adjoining field
and the mountains appear in the distance against a hazy, light blue sky.
The duck is paddling to join his mate in the bulrushes where they spend a lot of time together
with their heads under the water and their tails in the air!
"Oh, there you are dear, I'd recognize you anywhere!"
Going back through the woods and past a little clearing where the wild anemone are still blooming
a blue periwinkle flower illuminated by a ray of sun
smiles up at me along the way.