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On Mountain Pond - Poems of Critters
Poems and More Inspired by the Critters at the Pond at Stone Mountain Lodge - Lyons, Colorado
My Husband and I own Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins in the Colorado Rockies.
There are ducks and a turtle and fish and a muskrat (from time to time). Fishing is only by catch and release. The canoe is for staff use only. Geese come to visit in the spring. And the fountain is turned on for the summer!
See Stone Mountain Duck Blog for loads of history and photos on the Stone Mountain Lodge ducks.
A Word About the Pond Fountain
Did you notice the fountain in the photo of the pond?
While the pond fountain is really a pretty feature and a magnet for lots of photo ops, the fountain also aerates the pond and keeps the water fresher and clearer!
On Mountain Pond
On mountain pond, there be a duck
Eating algae, bugs and muck
To find the stuff below
Butts up, he will need to go
On mountain pond, there be a turtle
What he eats I am not certain
To find what may be in the air
Outstretched head, he dares
On mountain pond, there be a muskrat
Crossing, barely visible, imagine that
To find, what whiskers tell
Disappearing back into his hovel
On mountain pond, there be fish
Don't worry, they're not for any dish
Under algae, duck feet, swimming
Being fed by pond stuff, skimming
On mountain pond, there be a child
Eating gummy worms, not wild
With father, fishing from canoe
Child's eyes wide, what, no kangaroo?
copyrighted 2009 - Mindy Makuta - may be reprinted with permission only
For More About Ponds and Pond Life
Including "Little Duckies Swimming Gaily"
Favorite Creature from the Poem
What is your favorite creature from this poem?
Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins----The Perfect Location for Your Colorado Vacation ----- Feed the Ducks on Your Next Visit!
At any time of year
A mountain pond is dear
Enjoy the wildlife you see
Take a photo, maybe three
Inspired by watching ducks cross a larger lake
The quackheads floated idly by
Not bothered by the boaters' din
In teal colored waters beneath blue sky
Oblivious to the rustling wind
The gravelly sand a beach did make
Flanked by cottonwoods thin and sparse
And reedy grass grew near the lake
So birds could shelter in the marsh
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