During my morning walk around the pond this weekend, I felt grateful for this little piece of nature so close to my house. Over the past 14 years, it has been my go-to place.... It's been my thinking spot over the years. It's the place where the combination of stale bread and ducks can bring forth the sweetest of giggles from our children. It's been host to our winter Sunday afternoon pond hockey games. It's seen competitive races along it's path on our family bike rides. It's the place where I catch up with friends on crisp morning walks after the kids are off too school. As the kids have grown up, it's also become their place... My son and his friends disappear for hours. They come back home with muddy bikes, dirty clothes and great stories...stories of climbing trees and forest hikes and exploring all that nature has to offer. My daughter laces up her running shoes and heads out the door to take advantage of the running trail around the pond on her evening runs. And one time, we spotted this... So, on this Earth Day, I want to say thank you to our very own little piece of nature. I am in awe of it. See you down at the pond!