Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's Around the Pond for Mosiac Monday

This week I thought I would show you around the pond.  Our pond was constructed last August.  It has some finishing touches to be included to it but my husband and I cannot agree on what those may be.   He wants to add a side water area for shallow water plants and I want a deck where I can place the muskoka chairs and make it look like we are at the cottage.   Anyway,  we are really enjoying it this year.  We sit out most evenings till the mosquitos drive us indoors watching the wild life in the form of frogs.  We have on an off 4 frogs.  The birds come down for a drink.  The fish move the plants about.   A simple life for simple people.   Note:  In the mosiac you will find my pool boy.   LOL.   Have a great gardening week.   Valerie

Join us over at Mary's for Mosiac Monday. There is lots of things to see and nice people too.

26 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Val a great shot of your pool boy, the waterlilies are beautiful. I like the dark pink one. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Just lovely...the frog and the water lily especially!

GrandmaK said...

What beautiful water lilies!!!! Our pond is going through changes and hoping to have more lilies next summer. Well done! Cathy

Mizzus G said...

Oh, how lovely. I love your little pond. Can you do both your husband's and your ideas for the pond? Would there be enough room?

It's beautiful.

Have a happy Monday,
Susan

Lavender Cottage said...

Val, I vote for the muskoka chairs - a great idea!
We finally bought more fish for our pond and one tiny frog has appeared.
Judith

Snap said...

I've always wanted a pond, but don't have enough room in our postage stamp garden now for the things I have! So, I'll enjoy yours!!! Beautiful mosaic. Like the critter, too!

eileeninmd said...

You have a wonderful pond, love the photos! It is neat seeing all the wildlife that a pond attracts.

Vee said...

It looks like such a beautiful addition to your yard and garden. Lovely mosaic...

Rajesh said...

Fabulous mosaic of flowers.

Mary said...

Oh, the chairs sound like a great idea! How wonderful to see all the wildlife that visits -- I would love to sit and watch the frogs. :)

A New England Life said...

I LOVE your pond! My husband and I have talked about having one but I don't know when we'll ever find the time. Especially with teenagers.

Your pool boy does very nice work : )

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love everything about your pond mosaic - the pond itself, the flowers, your photos, and how you constructed the mosaic. I do think Muskoka chairs nearby would be a good addition.

Bernie said...

Wonderful mosaic ... I loved all the images. The water lilies are beautiful!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

Theresa said...

Beautifully done Valerie! I have several water gardens here, but no plants in them at the moment...may have to do some lilly shopping:)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Beautiful pond and definitely the chairs. We have had one for 12 years since we have lived in this house. 2 of the fish are of the original bunch. We have 21 now.It is near the deck so I can feed the fish even if I can't walk down the steps to the pond. There is a bench there. I love the lilies and usually have the floating hyacinths, but didn't get out to get them. First time I have visited and I will be back. Blessings
QMM

Snappy Di said...

I just love your photo of the flowering rush! The color is perfection. Enjoy your Monday!

Di

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely pond area for your garden. I think adding a spot for chairs so you can sit and listen and watch is a wonderful idea.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Very nicely done!
Your pond is beautiful...and I hope you're good to your pool boy!
{My pool boy spends more time on his recliner than working in the yard!}

M.E.

Mary Lou said...

What a gorgeous pond and peaceful place to sit if you had some chairs nearby!
Beautiful mosaic.

Meri said...

What a beautiful place! You are both incredibly talented to dream and create such loveliness.

Wendy said...

Lovely mosaic....I especially like the frog!

LadyNoor said...

A simple life is what I like best.. Beautiful pond to watch indeed!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful spot! I'm with you on the deck with the chairs - you'll be out there all the time.
Cute pool boy!...he looks like a hard worker too!

EG Wow said...

One of these days I'm going to have to check out your beautiful pond in person!

bfarr said...

Very nice group of shots. Ponds are a lot of work (building and maintaining) but you have done a great job.