The happy couple
were here for a long time yesterday morn
The rusty pups had to keep their legs crossed!
To our surprise Henrietta on the right wandered off into the trees
Handsome Harry caught an enormous fish
Didn't know we had anything that big in our pond!
Then Henrietta wandered back down the other side of the stream
(by the way I have no idea which is which!)
With all our attention on the herons
we didn't even notice there were two more pond paddlers.
We've tried to discourage this pair
we worry about their safety
but they come several times a day.
Yesterday they bravely tried to keep the Rusty Pups at bay.
I'm worried they're going to nest here.
The trees above the pond in the hazy morning light.