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.


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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