a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Busy As A Bee...

Earlier this year I tore up the water garden and life kinda got in the way.  Today I was finally able to do some work on it, in it and around it.
I really hate to brag (not really) that it is flip flop weather here.  I sweated like a horse.  Did not "glisten" like a southern belle is supposed to do.  I dripped.  I was blinded by the sweat.  Sorry y'all that still have snow.  Spring is one day closer for all of us.
Here's where I was...
Trying something different this time.  The water garden is under two big pecan trees and there is lots of leaf and pecan picking to do.  I picked up every rock this time, cleaned around and under them and then put some in containers.  Hopefully they will be easier to clean that way.  Here is one container and it's rather difficult to see.
I have crystals and small rocks here and there in wire baskets.  I'm even trying a orange sack to see how long they last.
This pond is pet friendly.  At each corner there are solid rock stairs where pets and people can walk right to the water's edge.
The dogs are pleased with their private bar and swimming pool....and I still have buckets of rocks!  Not just plain rocks but rocks from years of collected rocks with something special about every one.

I have much to do before I am through and "miles to go before I sleep."

27 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh GAIL I LOVE it so much work but so much creativity you are a master pond maker a place of peace and quiet. OK you have spring so we should be getting it very soon at least we do not have snow like some of our friends. Great job. Hug B

Deb said...

I love it !!!

SaucyKod said...

I envy you in sandals and working outside - I got to do that finally. Tuesday was nice with warm breeze from south, so we spend the whole day cleaning and picking up broken branches, raking up winter debris n leaves. All done for the town pick up next week. Now for planning to plant.
I love your pond - it looks like a good place to sit n "ponder" :)

Primitive Stars said...

So beautiful, I too envy you to be puttering outside.......here still cold but slowly warming up....will be awhile till our fish are in the pond,:) Francine.

Country Gal said...

It looks wonderful ! WOW ! Lots of rock hauling and hard work , I bet you have found muscles you thought you didn't have after all that lol ! A little water fall would look nice to but that takes a pump to have the water running and more work lol . I love your photos . It looks like a nice place to sit by and just enjoy ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Sandra said...

i have told you before you are soooo creative. i love the reflection of he tree in the dog bar... it is beautiful and you can have all your rock collection on display just for you....did the frogs come back

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It looks really nice now! Hope you get to enjoy spring and it doesn't slide too fast into summer.

the canned quilter said...

So jealous because I am just a few hours from you and have rain and snow!!!! Hugs

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

What a pretty part of your garden. I'm sure the dogs and cats must love it.
Yes, it is driving me crazy that you have lovely weather and it is still fairly cold here :)
Lynne x

Arkansas Patti said...

Few things are more work or bring more pleasure that a water feature. Nice job. Neat that the dogs can use it for cool downs in the summer.

Farm Girl said...

It looks fantastic, you did a excellent job. I love that you collect rocks. I bet you have some lovely ones.

Far Side of Fifty said...

It looks wonderful and all summery! Your Iris are blooming! :)

Irene said...

You've been working very hard and it shows. It's going to look great once all the plants are in place and start growing. Great job!

Empty Nester said...

LOVE that poem. AND your pond. Would you like to come make one in my backyard when you finish yours? :)

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful! love the shot of the tree reflection.

i have never 'glistened'. i inherited my father's czech sweat glands and i pour down...

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love your display for your rock collection....perfection.
Hard work is a wonderful outlet for thought or none at all. I love to lose myself in sweat....good for the soul. Oma Linda

Teresa Coltrin said...

I love rocks and your garden. Good job.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Gail, I'm saving rocks for JUST such a thing, but I'd better start digging before I'm too old!

McGuffy Ann said...

What a very beautiful area! It looks like a great place to read or write!

Susan Kane said...

Your rock and water garden will be beautiful by summer. Will you put little fish in it?

DFW said...

I love it too Gail. (Yeah! for flip flop weather! shhhh).

Can you sit on the top of the steps in the summer time & just put your feet in to get cool?

Sandy said...

Gail,

Flip flops!!!! Yes, I'm so jealous. After tonight the weather is really going to start warming up, then I'll be in flip flops and maybe even shorts :-)

I love your beautiful rock and water garden.

Lynne said...

The pond is looking great with all your stone collections. How deep is the pond? Bet your feet would love dangling in the pond on one of your drippy hot days. Ever tried it?

LindaG said...

It's beautiful, Gail. You did a great job!
You're lucky you can sweat. I glisten if I'm lucky, and often overheat because of it.
Enjoy!

Brian Miller said...

nice....cool water garden...its def warming now here too...the sun is out...still a cool breeze...but its coming for sure...like all the stone...

Sue said...

I really like what you've done. It looks so natural and appealing.

=)

DesertHen said...

You are a busy bee for sure! The pond is looking great! Love that bee photo!

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