It was prime dragonfly mating season all around the ponds! My camera's not the best at scenery or colors but it is a superzoom champ, so here's some macro power for ya.
A dragonfly laid eggs in the pond right in front of us. Unfortunately, it did it right on top of a bunch of little fish who got a great feast.
And then there were some HUGE tadpoles that were probably toads. Note the size of that little fish on the left in comparison.
The sunlight was way too bright on these waterlilies, so I cobbled together my first HDR photo from two sloppily-snapped exposures. Not bad, considering :)