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Old Aug 7, 2011, 8:58 PM   #1
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We'd had dinner on the deck (Curried chicken actually..) and I picked up my camera to see what a cloud shot would look like. Then one thing lead to another and I found myself wandering around the pond.

I dug two ponds out years ago a small top one that became the spring and the larger bottom one, linked with a small stream and two waterfalls, that became the fish pond or I refer to it as the water bird feeder. The Herons and Kingfishers like to think it's all for them!
I don't mind the Wood ducks and Mallards doing their gathering in the spring, they don't eat the fish.

I usually buy a "bag" of about 50 'feeder' goldfish each spring and save them from becoming snake food etc. they seem to enjoy themselves in there.

Anyway, I know all this holds you totally fascinated with my stories of life and death on the pond but we need to get to the photos......

Lets start at the begining with the cloud..........
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 9:06 PM   #2
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And those 5 were just on the way to the pond..

Here's the ponds and the linking waterfalls the last shot is what I fondly call the spring. Has a nice sound to it.

It's actually the top end of some plastic pipe connected to a septic pump. Hmmm, that doesn't sound so romantic at all ?!!
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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.....that is a hell of a back-yard walk. Beautiful, show us some more of it.

Oh yes, the photos are nice too, well done.
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 10:30 PM   #4
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#5 is mind blowing. Good shots.
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Beautiful. So this is a recirculating system, not fed by a natural water flow?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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Definitely recirculating. Got an old septic pump, in a milk crate, wrapped in airfiltering material with a 2'' plastic pipe, underground, feeding the "Spring" Put a big flat slab of rock over the crate. Got a couple of pipe clay chimney sections in and around the water lillies, as bomb shelters for the fish when the Kingfishers and Herons come looking.
The robins like to bath in the shallow end or the stream. Always fun.

Thanks for the kind comments.
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I do have an idea of how much work that was. But the results are gorgeous.

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