Over the years that I've been a member at the living Desert Reserve, I've always enjoyed stopping by their oasis pond. It is so quiet and tranquil! Sometimes ducks are on the pond. I have even seen turtles splash into the pond. There are quite a few reeds in the pond now and it seems to be shrinking, but that's a natural occurrance. I hadn't seen it for a year or so, and I was surprised how many reeds were taking it over. But, it is still a great spot to stop on my afternoon walks! Watery Wednesday for March 17, 2010.