And so disheartening. We knew that trying to sell our house during a recession would be tough, but, oh... We just want to get to the farm...
Anyway, in our ongoing quest to make our home more attractive, we decided that the pond which RMan and RSon designed and built 6-odd years ago, and which had housed koi fish until they grew too big, and the blanket weed took over, needed re-instating again.
Last year we gave away the koi and RMan decided that he wanted to plant some greenery in the resulting "empty space". With that in mind he cored 7 ruddy great holes in the bottom of the pond, for drainage. We never did get to fill the pond with soil nor plant it up.
And the discarded pond sat like a neglected blight on the landscape. So, last week we filled the holes in again, re-sealed the base and sides, filled it with water, and - we have a water feature again :)
|Our home-made water feature|
The trickle of the water is such a relaxing sound, and without the necessity of having to feed, and care for, the koi, far more of a pleasure. I purchased a water poppy from our local plant nursery, and within 24 hours it had a flower.
|Five new water poppy flowers|
Today, 48 hours later, it has 5 more flowers! I guess it's happy there :)
|Delicate and gorgeous in it's simplicity|
My favourite rock sits on the far end of the pond - it is my wise old man. Can you see his face? Sort of squashed, but definitely two eyes, a nose and a squiggly smiling mouth.
|The wise old man of the corner :)|
There are so many things in nature which watch over us, from the smallest bees and butterflies which buzz around each tiny flower in every field, to the enormous clouds which hover above in the sky, just waiting for the right moment to release their life-sustaining liquid. And, of course, the Man Upstairs is our greatest care taker.
It feels so right to have our water feature back.