Because trees cannot grow IN the pond, there is made a cylinder of light coming down from the sky. This lights the trees and bushes, weeds and grasses on both sides of the pond with a sort of heavenly illumination. Now, leaves have just begun to fall; the light in autumn's opening spaces is very soft and beautiful. Just behind you where you are now standing looking down into the pond, there is a roofed picnic shelter and several bird feeders. You are guaranteed close views of birds and yesterday a chipmunk running back and forth through the grass.