This set of photos was taken shortly after 10 am on May 12, 2012
The location was at the "Pond Beyond" in Fairview, Virginia.
The "Take it!" came from a return visit to this tranquil setting for it is rather refreshing to spend a few moments enjoying some outdoors time as I spend so much time in my vehicle. On this day, the park bench was already taken. The pair of ducks had already gotten there and were enjoying the shade. I sometimes wonder just how much animals can percieve. In this instance, if they knew just what a great day it was and how lucky they were to have happened upon this location by chance or heritage.
The ducks looked so comfortable that I moved on as there are other benches surrounding the pond. The second photo was a zoom to the other side of the pond showing in more close up yet another site for a picknick or just great viewing.
Here is hoping you have a pond near you that you can sort of adopt and enjoy.
All the best,