Tuesday, June 10, 2008

...and the Pond Tour

Saturday afternoon my husband and I went to a few ponds on the NTWGS pond tour. This was our 11th year to go--so needless to say, we have seen lots of ponds. We try and visit a few each year that are either new on the tour, or we haven't seen. That is getting harder and harder to do!
This year we drove to Arlington and Ft Worth to see ponds.

We saw small ponds....

We saw ponds that had been built within this past year! (we couldn't believe it looked this nice!)

We saw unusual features by ponds....
(this was a carving done in an old tree -really incredible!)
And we saw BIG fish!
( this is a Koi--but couldn't tell you which kind)
But our favorite pond of all is in the backyard of a home in Carrollton. The entire backyard is simply beautiful! As you can see, a potting shed sits pondside. There is a sitting area under 2 trees opposite the shed. This picture doesn't do justice to the very cozy and unique backyard.
Our favorite part of the pond tour-other than seeing ponds-- is the people. The ponders are the most friendly and generous people! They greet you with smiles, ask about your pond, offer you cuttings from their pond plants and give you all of their "pond secrets."
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon!


JenningsJunk said...

These are incredible pictures. It's amazing the creativity in our own area. This also sounds like a lot of fun. So, in the future will you give tours of the pond tours to us newbies?

Meadowview Thymes said...

Absolutely! It is always in early June. I'll be sure and let you know!