Wordless/Wordful Wednesday — The Pond: One Year Later

Just a little over a year ago, the pond looked like this:


Today (well, , yesterday) it looks like this:


I tried to get a shot from the exact same angle, but as you can see at the top of the frame, the apple tree has grown branches like crazy that inhibited my ability to take a higher angle.  I’m not complaining.

One year ago this weekend we decided it would be cool to add a stream from the base of the apple tree to the pond.  So over last year’s Memorial Day Weekend, we did this:

The following weekend we picked up flagstone and got to work finishing the stream:


Then we dug out flower beds and added plants to both sides of the stream:


One(ish) year later:

We had to replace some of the plants in the flower beds next to the stream – the had a field day digging some up.  But now that their fence excludes them from the pond and the stream, it will be fun to see how it flourishes over the next year.

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Edited to add:

Linking to Watery Wednesday this week – for obvious reasons!

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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63 thoughts on “Wordless/Wordful Wednesday — The Pond: One Year Later

  1. Wow that’s an amazing landscape, wanna come over and fix up my house. You make it sound so easy when you casually say the next weekend we picked up flagstone. My indecisive husband would’ve taken months and needed to draw up numerous plans before doing anything. I love how it looks one year later, beautiful!
    .-= Katie would like you to read ..Where I’ve Been =-.

  2. Is it a koi pond? (I can’t remember). We were thinking of putting one in the back part of our yard. CP wants less to mow, I said put in a pool, but so far he’s not taking me up on that one 😉

    I like the idea of the koi pond but not sure how much work, first and ongoing, that involves. It’s looks beautiful and like a very relaxing place to read a book!
    .-= Blogging Mama Andrea would like you to read ..It might be Thursday but I’d prefer it was Tuesday =-.

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