The East Hampton Town Pond

Posted by F&S

While we were walking around East Hampton, we went past the Town Pond, and our eyes nearly bugged out of our heads!  The color of the water was alarmingly green.  As you can imagine, we were extremely curious and struck up a conversation with the resident swan.

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Sharkey!  Am I seeing things or is the pond an alarming shade of green?

1 Sharkey! Am I seeing things or is the pond an alarming shade of green?

The water doesn't smell any different than usual.

2 The water doesn't smell any different than usual.

But, I've gotta tell you that I'm feeling a little 'green' looking at my own reflection!

3 But, I've gotta tell you that I'm feeling a little 'green' looking at my own reflection!

The swans seem to be as puzzled as we are.

4 The swans seem to be as puzzled as we are.

Hello, Mother Swan - do you know anything about this strange green phenomenon?

5 Hello, Mother Swan - do you know anything about this strange green phenomenon?

Hi there, Frenchies!  I remember you and no, I'm not sure why my pond changed colors overnight!

6 Hi there, Frenchies! I remember you and no, I'm not sure why my pond changed colors overnight!

Well, Mother Swan, how does the water feel?  Is it any different?

7 Well, Mother Swan, how does the water feel? Is it any different?

No, not really different.  We're able to swim around as usual.

8 No, not really different. We're able to swim around as usual.

And, obviously, it hasn't turned my white feathers green.

9 And, obviously, it hasn't turned my white feathers green.

And even the ducks don't seem to mind.

10 And even the ducks don't seem to mind.

Well, my canine friends - perhaps the pond is simply green with envy after seeing my beautiful reflection!  Obviously, I'm no ugly duckling anymore!

11 Well, my canine friends - perhaps the pond is simply green with envy after seeing my beautiful reflection! Obviously, I'm no ugly duckling anymore!

Oh, Mother Swan, don't be so vain!  There must be a good explanation for this odd occurrence!

12 Oh, Mother Swan, don't be so vain! There must be a good explanation for this odd occurrence!

What's that G.K?  You believe it might be some kind of algae bloom?  Hmmm... not a bad theory!

13 What's that G.K? You believe it might be some kind of algae bloom? Hmmm... not a bad theory!

Or, Mother Swan, it could be the work of some pranksters!

14 Or, Mother Swan, it could be the work of some pranksters!

Well, if it's pranksters, then I ought to give them a good pecking!

15 Well, if it's pranksters, then I ought to give them a good pecking!

Don't they know that St. Patrick's day isn't until March?

16 Don't they know that St. Patrick's day isn't until March?

Comments (8)

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I’ve seen all sorts of water but no green. That is until now. I think it is something in the water besides the geese and ducks. I wouldn’t drink it if I were you two. Now I know that GK is smart enough not to drink it; he’s a Chow Chow you know. They’re very smart I’ve been told. I guess we will be taking a trip next week, can’t wait to get away from all of this heat. I’ll be taking a nap now in the AC.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Sure did miss seeing all three of you on Friday, but am so happy to see you this morning again!!! You sure must have had fun there in East Hampton and once again these photos are beautiful and very interesting!! I've never seen swans before, but I have seen ducks. That pond certainly is unusual being brilliant green. Maybe there is a lot of algae bloom in there-interesting. The three of you sure do look happy and healthy! Sure hope all of our other friends are happy and healthy, also! Have a great day everyone! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    I've never seen anything but clear water--maybe a little muddy in our ditch. I bet G.K. you are correct about the algae. I would think it isn't the best tasting stuff though. Nice that you are all out and about and visiting swans and ducks.

    As for me, well, the doctor called and talked to Mom for quite some time on Thursday afternoon. It would seem he was correct when he thought that I had Crohn's Disease by the looks of my stomach on the inside. It is confirmed that I have it, and am now in my 11th day of no "pukefest." I have to stay on one kind of medicine called a steroid for my stomach and inflamation for my entire life. But listen to this one--only 15% of dogs have successful treatment and I am responding beautifully to it. I have only gained one pound back, but I am at water freedom---thank goodness!!! And I am drinking like there is no tomorrow. I am up to seven meatballs of special canned food, 3 times a day and still a few other meds. I go back in a month and look at the protocol I am on. The doctor said it is a difficult diagnosis in dogs. I am glad they figured this out. Mom says each day is a blessing that we all have together and I am so grateful for all of my blogger friends for helping us through this difficult time. You are the best.

    Kirby, maybe when you are on vacation, it won't be so hot and you won't itch.
    Have a great Monday everyone.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • If it is algee bloom, then some bales of barley straw would help.... one thing for sure, so aspect of nature is out of wack.

  • Hi All, sounds like you had a wonderful outting at the local pond. It sure is very green!

    woos, Tessa

  • Wow, how strange! Hope you find out why the pond is green...very odd!
    The swan was friendly to you guys, but you already know you have to stay a distance, they can be aggressive...

  • I have swamp at the end of my driveway and it turns green..only no swans, there are just wood ducks and mallards and lots of skunk cabbage..and the other day a couple of beavers putting around..and when it rains the green goes away with the fresh water.. I also talk to the animals there...beavers are not too friendly!!

  • That pond definitely has a St. Patrick's day look to it. Have I told you three how much I love seeing you together playing and exploring?

    Basil so good to hear that you are doing better even though you now have Crohn's Disease. You are such a tough, little fighter. Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night") would be so proud of you. :smile:

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