Shortly after we bought the third part of the farm
we had this pond dug. Twice in the last 15 years
it has overflowed. Last summer it was dry.
This little tortoise was wandering along our dry
and dusty road, when one of my granddaughters
spotted it and put it on the grass. Oddly, it has one brown
and one gold rimmed eye for easy identification
I helped it to the pond and with it's dry, mud caked
shell lapped by water
It decided that the pond was a good place to be
A pair of Wood Ducks, Chenonnetta jubata territorially
protecting their pond from a pair of thirsty Galahs
Electing to take to the water
please excuse the quality , I only had a fleeting chance.