Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Day two...maybe I'll get the hang of this?
Today I'm going to ramble on about one of my favorite things. I can't count the hours that my sweetie and I have spent lounging in our comfy chairs in front of our koi pond. For those of you who have ponds you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's the sound of the running water. It just soothes and relaxes you. It's like those little pink pills our mothers used to take but without the side effects.
And then there is the opportunity to do some "water gardening" Now the cool thing about water gardening isn't the lovely flowering plants and the unique plant selection....it's that there is NO WEEDING! That's right...all the joys of a beautiful garden with no weeds!
And this year my cattails even "cattailed" or whatever you call it when they bloom errr...you know...make the brown thingies.
There is also the upside of all the little critters that are attracted by a pond. Within the first week the frogs arrived. I have no clue where they came from...but come they did. Between the fish, birds, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies...well there is never a moment when there isn't something to look at. (We won't talk about the snakes).
These are our fish...I didn't name them this time. Because last year all of my koi became a delicious seafood dinner for a dirty rotten mean ole heron. I figure if I don't name them maybe they'll survive. We currently have koi, shebunkens, and comets. And their favorite treat is watermelon and frozen peas. Oh and the occasional cricket that gets lost in their neighborhood.
We spend so much time out here just enjoying the solitude that we decided to add a gazebo this year. That way when the bugs get bad we can just go inside and continue lazing away our evenings.
If you have the space in your backyard and a few dollars tucked away. I highly recommend water therapy. It not only lowers your blood pressure...but while you're sitting there your spouse actually has to talk to you! It's pretty awesome. And now on to the good stuff. I saved the best for last. Here are pictures of some of my favorite ponds...
this one is brought to you by catnabarn from rms...can you believe how creative this is!>
chalieb from rms
check out the additional views on rms helawrence13
I have a special place in my heart for this one. It's in my home state of Utah and it brings my mountains here to massachusetts. SDEP from rms
Watergardengirl from rms This one is HUGE!
check out the looong stream. stainedglassnut rms
jdisanto from rms
Now I'm off to watch So You Think You Can Dance and Project Runway....water gardens are great but they can't compete with my favorite shows!