Yesterday my husband and I attended the third and final pond tour of this year. Although it didn't provide nearly enough exercise, it as always provides food for the soul and inspiration for our pond. We also skipped the barbecue at the end, which was good for our diet.
The first stop was at the home of a ceramic artist. His pond had a Mediterranean theme and was exotic and beautiful...
He also had some really magnificent Koi. A couple of them were easily over two feet long.
Unfortunately, my best pictures of the fish are too large to load here
This is a fat, happy little alligator lizard that was sunning himself on the warm rocks...
The next pond belongs to a day trader & his artist wife. The pond was very interesting and quite deep, but the landscaping needed a lot of work.
There were lots of well developed aquatic plants and huge healthy fish, but the pond just seems to erupt in the middle of a weed patch.
The water lilies were thriving.
This view shows the giant pump/filtration system needed to keep this pond healthy.
One of our tour guides bought this very interesting vessel for the ceramic sculpture wife.
Back to the pond...
At our final stop the pond and fish were much smaller, but they were set in perfectly manicured landscaping and quite beautiful.
There were some interesting primitive art works decorating the fence behind the pond.
Another view of the pond.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into ponding. Many of my pictures were to large to load so I'm including this link for anyone who wants to see more... sdrv.ms/1cWjTOM
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful SPARKling Sunday.