We have three little friends that live down by the pond. They haven’t been in the neighborhood very long and are quite the trio. I’ve yet to see one without the other two. They seem to have settled in quite nicely over the last few months. They aren’t from this area and are transplants to the pond life. Funny, but even after only having these neighbors for a short time, I look for them everyday. Their names are Sunny, Pete, and Sully. They are as different as can be and yet are the best of friends and are quite the superstars around here.
We have lots of unwanted neighbors in the woods and around the pond. I’m often concerned the unsavory types will get after our friends. Between predators and the weather, we worry. It was especially concerning this past week when the tropical storm came through as remnants of Hurricane Irma barreled through the state. As the rains and winds picked up, I couldn’t help but think of our friends down by the pond. We were lucky to have no damage to our home but how did the pond guys fare? Did they hunker down under a bush? Do they float around on the pond staying clear of falling trees? How do they keep from being separated; they aren’t very big and the wind was gusting. I guess the good Lord has all of this figured out…nature is His thing, after all.
Once the weather calmed down and the trees stopped bending in half, it was safe to venture out. Thankfully, our little friends were shaking off the nastiness of ol’ Irma and happily paddling around looking for breakfast. We surely do like our little friends. We’re glad they moved in.