Friday, 29 August 2008

Reflecting Pool

The town reservoir is home to redwing blackbirds, turtles, bullfrogs, Canada geese, swans, beavers and, occasionally, some giant mosquitoes. This where Tessa spends her excess puppy energy when she comes to stay with me.

The life preserver is a nice touch... but I wouldn't venture in, too much water weed. However I've seen people drift around in a rowing boat, and sometimes there are people fishing on the bank.

18 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now that I think of it, I don't know where your town's reservoir is!

Luke Wiley said...

Does not look good for swimming. but it still is beautiful!

the Bag Lady said...

The Bag Lady is thankful she doesn't know how to swim...so she wouldn't be tempted to try it in the reservoir. Whew!

Wendy said...

Beautiful reservoir! It looks so calm and peaceful.

dogbait said...

Nice spot. A bit like our lake minus the Canada geese and beavers.

Libbys Blog said...

Just catching up!
I should imagine by now our reservoirs are overflowing, we have had so much rain. Fed up with it now!!!
Love the doggy mud pack, glad I don't have to groom it!

lettuce said...

this looks like a beautiful tranquil place

lorenzothellama said...

Did Tessa swim in the resevior?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This looks like a wonderfully peaceful place to walk and think and meditate. I wouks love seeing all the Birds and Wikdlife!

Chris said...

So pretty to look at, but no way I would venture in. Our town reservoir is made of concrete.

photowannabe said...

I can imagine Tess loving all that vegetation and swampiness to roll around in. Looks like a great walking place. Don't think I want to swim there though. Have a great weekend.

Squirrel said...

It is very peaceful and lovely.

Ginnie said...

How about drifting along on an inner tube?? :) Would you do that?

tut-tut said...

Looks like a great place to bird watch to me.

Brian said...

By town reservoir do you mean “town water supply”?

If so, why are humans and for that matter dogs allowed to recreate in it?

If not, than have at it, nice tranquil spot with all the bird activity no matter what it is used for.

Ash said...

Delightful shot. Love the composition and the green/red contrasts!

Peter said...

Looks inviting for a tour in a rowing boat, no doubt!

Ming the Merciless said...

What? No alligators?!?!

I won't go in for a swim either.