A. and I decided to explore the hidden fishing pond area and to draw things as we went. The first thing I saw was a small but long-necked bird (P told me it is a cormorant and he saw it the last time we were at the pond) speeding across the glass-smooth water. There was not a ripple on the pond until that little bird streaked by leaving a deep V-shaped wake. We walked around the far pond first and then lapped the pond at the fish camp end. I liked the old porcelain bathtub that is parked outside the camp building and looks like it might be used to hold large amounts of bait. There was one fishing boat turned upside down by the edge of the water. A few turkey vultures were drying their wings at the top of a dead tree. Why do those birds always park themselves in dead trees?
There is a willow tree at the edge of the far pond that looks so much like an olive tree with its sturdy trunk and feathery leaves. We did around four laps around the ponds, including an infinity sign lap that involved the road that runs between the ponds. Saw about eight Jesse-lookalike cats chasing each other. We also found a rough little trail that went through some thick vegetation and up a steep rocky slope and ended up overlooking the river!