I have a thing for ponds. I think it is because I lived next to a big one when I was a little girl. I still love the noises that are found around wetlands: frogs, ducks, birds, crickets. Peaceful. And I love that everything is just a little bit greener around there, too.
In Utah, there aren't lots of ponds around like there is in the South. Instead, there are big ones that an entire town circles around. In the little town that I grew up in as a little girl, the pond is still a big part of life.
Anyway, another pond that I love to visit is Burraston Pond. The pond is actually divided into many little ponds, which is nice when you have some people who want to fish, little kids that want to throw rocks in the water, and another group who wants to play/swim in the water.
Steve & I drove down to Burraston Pond on Sunday to see if the flooding was affecting it. It was a bit higher than usual, but mostly it was just beautiful! So of course, I had to take some pictures. :)
I played with the shutter speed and ISO to make the pictures nice, but I think they are still a little too dark. One of these days I'll nail the exposure, but there will probably be lots of practice between now and then. :)
A beautiful, natural archway:
A swing blowing in the wind:
This one was a shocker. It looks kind of haunting, which is cool, but this wasn't what it originally looked like. Sometimes different is cool! :
My best friend. My companion. Boy I love this guy! He is always encouraging me to do things that I love to do and is super supportive. (Thanks for everything, Sweetie :)