Water Features and Other Manifestations of Fishful Thinking…

I’ve always wanted a water feature.

So much so that I’d often threatened to dig a hole deep enough for a pond in our former garden. Just never quite got around to it.

Mostly because I didn’t have a backhoe or a jack-hammer [our soil was that sandstone-and-clay-stubborn]. And even if I did, I’m almost certain we didn’t have an OOPS clause on our homeowners insurance that would have covered us if I’d backed the backhoe into the house or jack-hammered my foot.

So imagine my delight after a recent rain, when a water feature magically appeared in our current not-yet-a-garden backyard. No heavy equipment required!

And the pond. It was all I’d dreamed it to be and then some.

Beautiful reflections.

Lovely ripples.

Micro-boulders.

Wouldn’t be long before the egrets and herons came calling.

Hold on.

I know what you’re thinking. The same thing the Husband was thinking. Only he said it out loud.

No. I haven’t been standing in the sun too long without my hat sniffing compost. I do know a drainage issue when I see one. [Even though I’d dearly love to fill the ‘pond’ with mosquito fish, water lilies, cattails and frogs…]

Thankfully, the grading seems to be adequate. The ponding effect lasts only a day or so. Additional drains will be added when the time comes.

But in the meantime, I’ll take it as a manifestation of fishful thinking…

♥ ♥ ♥

 

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