Somewhere on a farm, hidden away in its own little secret world of trees and brush, there is a pond whose shores are littered with millions of sparkling quartz crystals… Well, OK, Crystal Pond isn’t quite as romantic and fairy-tale-like as all that, but it is still one of my favorite places on our farm.
Don’t get confused by the name – the water in the pond isn’t crystal clear, but rather the land around the pond has pretty quartz crystals scattered on it. Sometimes there are a bunch of crystals, sometimes… not so much, especially when the pond is high. The bad thing is, the pond is kind of surrounded by a defense wall of thorns, prickly evergreens, and brush. Yeah, it’s just a tad hard to get to. But once you get inside, it’s nice and quiet and peaceful. There is always some treasure waiting to be found along the shores or in the scrubby woods beside the pond. Crystal Pond has several of my favorite things around it: water, moss, rocks, and mushrooms!
Here are, um… a LOT of photos.
A beautiful quartz crystal!
This rock looks like it has a heart in it.
And… lots of mushrooms!
Aren’t these such cute little mushrooms? They look like they are made of playdough or something.
And some close-ups:
I also found a strange, lonely, frilly mushroom with no identity tag. Does anyone know what it is?
And some other things:
A pill bug going busily about his day (I edited this picture),
An interesting plant (I think maybe a Chinese lantern?),
Some bright red berries,
An ivy vine with berries,
And a beautiful pine tree.
And that’s it! Are you still awake? 😛 If so, what was one of your favorite pictures from this post?
Bye ’til later!