Nothing says summer like puffy white clouds and blue sky reflected in still water. The alligator taking a slow paddle fit right in. The reeds and grasses that line the canal are at their peak, standing tall for another few weeks.
This little pond doesn’t get much attention at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, probably because it isn’t lined with flowers like some of the others. I always liked to stop by looking for turtles and wading birds that found it attractive.
Staff cleared years’ worth of fallen trees and limbs from the water and tidied the edges last fall. This made for a great reflection , but I haven’t seen much in the way of wildlife there since.