Walking in the arboretum, lunch break, sunny, not yet devastatingly hot...
ducklings! ducklings! ducklings!
They are here again! I can stare for hours, Jevan has to pull me away when Itry to stuff them in my bag, completely convinced they really can live a happy life in our bathtub.
also a pair of Chinese Fringe Trees in bloom; turtles sunning themselves; swallows (?) with red bellies skimming the pond for insects, splashing down each time so hard I'm afraid they'll get stuck in the murky water; and a foot & 1/2 long black carp rising to the surface.