Sunfish swim lazily in the shallow water. Dragonflies zip around, then land on lily pads. A white water lily is fully open, petals reflected in the still water. The stems and leaves of this plant have air channels that trap air and keep it afloat.
A blue-gray gnatcatcher makes an appearance, disappears into the foliage, then reappears on a bare twig. I love this energetic little bird with his Groucho Marx-style eyebrows. Only the males have the eyebrows and blue-gray back, but both sexes have a thin white eye ring.