In the pond, that is.  Now which ones? I haven’t a clue.  Something in the aquatic about to transform stage.  Along with the tadpoles and the eggs and the little water bugs. I saw six salamanders all at once, something of a record.

All happily, if skittishly, swimming about and blending in with the leaves.

It goes without saying that the water is crystal clear. Is there some algae clinging to a stick here and there? Of course.  Is there a lot of duckweed? Absolutely! But there is no floating algae, sediment, or other ‘muck’ in the pond itself.  Just the water, clear and cold, glinting in the sun.