In the old days, like until last March or thereabouts, when I walked around the Pond, I mostly shot that lovely little island with one or several willow trees on it. (The island was made by people, by the way, but that’s a story for another day.)

So this shot is a bit of a throwback. I made a calendar of shots of the Pond last year, mostly shots of the island and I may do that again this year. So I’ve been shooting that island for quite some time. It changes from season to season and with different perspectives and times of day and weather conditions and the lens I’m using and, it' seems, my frame of mind.

It’s a delight to see the island’s trees so well leaf-ed out. There was a time when it wasn’t clear the trees would survive some rough, windy weather. I’m pleased to notice that the island seems to thrive even in the face of calamities.

Let’s hope we humans are as lucky…