Friday, April 17, 2009

Opening up our little Pond

We have a very small pond, but for us it gives us alot of pleasure. This is how it looked this afternoon after Baldyman took the plastic cover off protecting it from the fall leaves and winter snow. He was hoping when he took the cover off it would be dry inside. It was. Normally, its full of leaves, water and god knows what else. He decided last fall to buy a sheet of plastic and put bricks on it and see if that would minimize his spring clean up. He was quite happy with how it worked. If you notice the brick waterfall in the back of the pond, thats one of my fountains I bought last fall. I thought if we put it next to the pond and as the trees grow blossom out it will look almost like it belongs here.
This is after clean up, adding some mulch and turning on the lights. You cant see the lights real good yet but I think it looks really nice. Once all the greenery grows in, its going to be real nice. We just have to cover up the bowl cover he uses to hide the cords yet. This little pond will be right across from my little shed he is building. By the way, thats real slow going! He's working hard though. In between that, we end up doing stuff like this--opening our pond and other yard stuff. It was the most perfect day here in Wisconsin. We were about 75, sunny, blue skies and not a wind at all. Its rare to have these days so I made the most of it. I got grass seed planted, mulch laid out, weeds pulled and more yard clean up. AND..I made a nice white cake with coconut frosting and a tuna casserole AND ......I even got my dreaded ironing done!

15 Thanks for your comments!:

rosemarie said...

looks good dawnie.love tuna cassarole but no peas please...jim has been working on our yard ,tomorrow we are doing some more stuff ,since it will be warm..

Lady of the Mote said...

that's going to be lovely!

Raggedy Girl said...

Dawnie:

That is so sweet. I love it.

Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

Ginger said...

Your pond is cute. I love to hear a waterfall during the summer. So relaxing and cooling.
I am jealous of your warm weather. You sure got a lot done.
Ginger

Cynthia said...

That's so cute Dawnie, don't we just deserve this weather after that long nasty winter. I love that pond. Cindy

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Dawnie, You are lucky to have a cute pond. I would love to have one. But, dh says it's too much work. Maybe someday!! We reached 72 degrees today! yippee!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Just peeking to see how the cottage is coming along!!

Lilly said...

That looks so good Dawnie. It must be exciting to finally see the ground after all that snow. Happy balmy days ahead. You and Baldyman are really creative you know. Love your ideas.

Judy said...

What a beauty. I love little ponds. You'll have to take pictures later in the summer and show it to us.

Shellmo said...

Your pond is adorable! And I love that fountain - nothing beats the sound of soothing running water!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a wonderful feature that is going to be when you have your "get-away" space to sit and enjoy it. laurie

grammy said...

The pond looks great. My sister has one, so I know it is a lot of hard work. You will enjoy it I am sure.

squawmama said...

Hey Dawnie... Thanks for visiting me regularly while I was laid up... I am getting better but still have a hard time sitting for long periods of time... Loved you fountain and pond... what a serine place to sit & enjoy... And I am so glad that you are having better weather... 75 is perfect! Have a great day... Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nana Net said...

You & Baldyman got it all looking so good! And glad to know you are having some nice weather. The cake sounds yummy! Be sure to post more pictures when you get everything finished up! Oh yeah I do love seeing the wind chimes. they are so soothing to the soul.

Sassy said...

I love that...I think I am going to make me one...it has to be so relaxing to go out and sit by....