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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Creating a Pond - Metamorphosis Monday

In 2000 we had a new home and we wanted a pond. In our previous yard my DH had built a couple of ponds. As with all "ponders", you always build BIGGER and he did. This first photo shows the area before the digging began. DH built this pond completely alone - with me helping every once in a while to lift a rock or "consult".



The above picture shows the new pond after it was completed and newly landscaped. The photo below is just a "higher" view of the pond - you can see there are two ponds with streams connecting the upper and lower ponds.




The photo above and below shows a much more mature pond. We enjoy our pond and we're constantly "tweeking" it - adding and removing plants.

Be sure to check over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for other major changes people have made for Metamorphosis Monday.





16 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Pammiejo! This pond is so beautiful! I love it and I'm sure it's so peaceful to walk past and stop and gaze upon the loveliness of it!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

Oh my that is so lovely, inviting, serene. It really made that space look so beautiful. Well done!!

santamaker said...

Oh my, I am sooo jealous. This is just so inviting.

xinex said...

Oh how nice! It must be very relaxing just to hang out there. I like all the plants surrounding it....Christine

Lynda said...

How spectacular!! I love ponds, and yours is very impressive.

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...your hubby did a professional looking job...it is a work of art! Love it, ;-) Bo

Candy said...

Oh My! Right down my alley. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!
RockCandy

DesignTies said...

I LOVE it!! I could sit in one of those chairs and just look at and listen to the water all day!!

I think I have pond-envy now!! ;-)

Kelly (one half of DesignTies)

Cass said...

Lovely, lovely pond. I'd love a similar feature, but our property runs more to MUD. Thanks for sharing -- Cass

French Cupboard said...

What a great retreat. I can imagine laying in one of those chairs, listening to the pond and dozing off. Steve-French Cupboard

mbkatc230 said...

This is fabulous! So inviting, do you ever leave? This looks like a park, well done. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

Linda said...

One word - GORGEOUS! Linda

ann said...

Beautiful,now you can enjoy it for a very long time...Ann

Darlene said...

WOW your pond is so beautiful. I would love to sit out by it and watch everything.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.♥

Eleanor said...

Your pond is just lovely. That is a project I would like to embark on. I have a nice little pool which Galahad and I enjoy but a pond adds such tranquillity to the garden. Oh, and thanks for the book hint! Must get that one. We also had Book club two weeks ago. I read 'Q and A' by the Indian writer, Vikas Swarup. Entertaining and an eye opener re India. Believe it has been made into a movie ' Slumdog Millionaire'.

Barbara Martin said...

What a lovely place to spend your sunny summer relaxation days.

I have come from Eleanor's Thatchwick Cottage to visit my winning colleagues' blogs.