Anyway, I drive by that stick every day, and sometimes there are turtles, and sometimes ducks or swans, sometimes all of them, sometimes none of them, sometimes sun, sometimes haze, but I always see something social in the little ecosystem it creates.
Today on the way to work there were two ducks, but I couldn’t stop because I had to renew my driver’s license and then get to work. On the way home, I stopped and took some picures, but I couldn’t linger because my daughter was very sick and I had made light of her pain the night before. (True, she was waking me up at 2am and I told her we’d go to the doctor in the morning, but still, I did not show enough concern.) Tom (my husband, her father) took her to the doctor in the morning and then they had to go to the hospital for a catscan. They were there all day and she has an ovarian cyst. So, I had to get home and at least feed her something she liked since I was negligent the night before. Anyway, the lake was sunny, the swans were spread out very evenly and there was no being on the stick. Here are a few pictures.