I have to say, our pond is my favorite place to chill. I love the reflections of the surrounding landscape on the clear placid water. Our pond is spring fed (this spring was the main water source for the house for a long time) so the water is always crystal clear. Whenever the weather is beautiful, the reflections on the water intensify the blue color of the sky and the brightness of the sun's rays that shine on buildings and trees. Somehow, this large body of water brightens and magnifies the picturesque beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Cedarmere Farm on a Clear Day
But, whenever a storm rolls in, the dark clouds look even more ominous as they are captured on the surface of the pond water.
Because our farm is in the mountains, after a downpour, our otherwise calm and gentle stream that meanders through the woods becomes a raging torrent. Water rushes angrily through, carrying with it broken branches and debris. It's both beautiful and scary to watch the force of the water as it crashes against boulders and banks.
And that's April at our farm - some days waking up with a calm and sunny disposition, and others a temper tantrum!
Come along with me to
Friday My Town Shoot Out
to see what April is like in other parts of the world.