One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.
My kids love to go there to see the ducks and the frogs, and on this particular trip we got an extra special treat and spotted a turtle swimming near the shore..
Two duck at an algae covered section of the pond at Trojan skim the water with their bills for yummy things to eat in this vignette photograph.