Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Pond....

I love my pond at this time of year.....

It looks beautiful to me. The plants are nice and full, the wildflowers & grasses are lush and it looks so pretty.
I have about 20 goldfishes in there. They are very friendly and come to greet me when I get near. Another view of the fish. I named them all "Goldie", so when I call their name, they all come swimming over.



This is the top of the stream. In the back, there is a whiskey barrel filter, the water comes out the pipe and flows down the stream into the pond. It is then recirculated back up to the filter by a pump that is submerged in the pond. If you look closely in the middle of the picture you can see the water flowing out of the pipe.

I built this pond about 15 years ago and everyone just loves it. It is down near the street, so all the neighbors bring their little ones over to see the fish. The kids love to run across the bridge and to talk to the fish. This pond is a great joy to me and I am so happy that I made it!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean


5 comments:

Stella said...

Aren't ponds fun for both you and kids. I only have room in my pond for four goldfish so mine all do have names. Your pond is lovely and I can see how much you enjoy it.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Wow! ♥

Mildred said...

That is a lovely pond and I love all the plants and the goldfish. I know it brings joy to you and your neighbors!

just a little bit shabby said...

Jean, the pond is lovely and I know how much work it was to build it. It has given you a lot of years of joy. Wish I had one, too but my yard is too small and we have too many animals who would love to eat your fish!!!We saw a skunk in the yard not too long ago. Texas is the wild, wild West!!!
Sandy

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Such a beautiful pond, Jean. Love the goldfish!
Best,
Gloria