Pinch, punch first of the month!
Yes, July’s arrived and the pond is in good shape. The water level has gone down but not to the extent yet that the margins are being exposed.
The blanket weed has disappeared and yellow flags are blooming. And to top it all, we have ducklings! They swam quickly away when I arrived, making it difficult to count them (I think there were seven and of a reasonable size, not newly hatched) and to capture them on film. You can just about pick them out dashing away in this photo: