Like the photo and the tittle. We have a pond very similar to this nearby. When it was dug the island created in the center was to encourage ducks and other local birds to nest in safety. They never got the message. The water on top of the ice suggests additional water is still flowing into the pond, even in winter. It would not be a safe pond to cross in winter. Do I notice Red Willow on the island?
This is a small pond that was dug by a previous resident to provide irrigation to garden beds. We don’t use it for such. It fills from ground water, no source. It is too small to attract ducks, but has frogs and turtles and dragonflies and minnows and other littles. Swallows and Yellowthroats nest nearby. It is abuzz all summer long with life. The red stems are dogwood. Because of an unusually mild December, it is freezing over late this year, but will be solid soon.