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Ravenswood Pond, October Morning

The sun had been up about an hour when I reached Ravenswood Pond on this October morning. There wasn’t any bird activity; the pond was choked with vegetation, so the reflections I hoped for were not to be had, either.

Sun Rising Behind Big Island, Ravenswood Pond
Sun Rising Behind Big Island, Ravenswood Pond

There were some rising tendrils of pond smoke.

Early Pond Smoke, Ravenswood Pond
Early Pond Smoke, Ravenswood Pond, Skinny Tree

There is an Anhinga drying his wings at the top of the Skinny Tree, but he blends right in.

Early Pond Smoke, Ravenswood Pond
Early Pond Smoke, Ravenswood Pond

Ravenswood Pond, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 18, 2021

 

Ravenswood Pond, Puffy Clouds

The sky was filled with fluffy white clouds and the water was still, making beautiful reflections.

Both images were taken from the more manicured short side of this rectangular man-made pond, looking towards the far end. The corner where I took the first one widens a bit into an overflow outlet where I was standing.

Ravenswood Pond, White Puffy Clouds
Ravenswood Pond, White Puffy Clouds

The second image was taken from the other end of that short side. The trees standing in the water and small island are home to many of the wading bird nests I photograph.

Ravenswood Pond, White Puffy Clouds
Ravenswood Pond, White Puffy Clouds

April 5, 2019