July 11th, 2011
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.
1 Sharkey! Am I seeing things or is the pond an alarming shade of green?
2 The water doesn't smell any different than usual.
3 But, I've gotta tell you that I'm feeling a little 'green' looking at my own reflection!
4 The swans seem to be as puzzled as we are.
5 Hello, Mother Swan - do you know anything about this strange green phenomenon?
6 Hi there, Frenchies! I remember you and no, I'm not sure why my pond changed colors overnight!
7 Well, Mother Swan, how does the water feel? Is it any different?
8 No, not really different. We're able to swim around as usual.
9 And, obviously, it hasn't turned my white feathers green.
10 And even the ducks don't seem to mind.
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!
12 Oh, Mother Swan, don't be so vain! There must be a good explanation for this odd occurrence!
13 What's that G.K? You believe it might be some kind of algae bloom? Hmmm... not a bad theory!
14 Or, Mother Swan, it could be the work of some pranksters!
15 Well, if it's pranksters, then I ought to give them a good pecking!
16 Don't they know that St. Patrick's day isn't until March?
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