For several months, the quarry pond at the Rockridge Shopping Center at Broadway and Pleasant Valley was mostly drained while a crew built a new drainage system. The water grew very clear over the summer, but I never managed to get back to the cliff overlooking it to see what was visible. Too bad—the work is done and the pond is full again, its bottom probably never to be seen in my lifetime. This habitat must be pretty sterile at the moment, but the geese sound happy to be there. The creek has been noisy, too.