Friday, April 18, 2008

Memories

As promised, I am posting some pictures of my pond...
For the first 4 years, we had lots of green frogs - they were funny, and very noisy.

It was so relaxing to sit and watch the fish. The heron discovered them and had a fine meal.

This was in 2003. My grandsons, Jack and Nick, loved the pond. They haven't been over in the last week, and I haven't had the nerve to tell them it's gone. Guess I'll be playing lots of ball!

A spot for John Lennon




After the rain -

This photo has run for 3 years as the ad for the landscaping company who built the pond.


This frog was my little shadow - He stayed so close to me, that I almost stepped on him from time to time.




The lotus were always so gorgeous. We'll plant a couple of small ones in pots - can't give up everything.


...beside still waters.

23 comments:

John Theberge said...

These were lovely photos of your pond, it's too bad you had to fill it in. Here in Maine it's illegal to keep koi or goldfish in an outside pond

The Birdlady said...

Interesting - why?

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful, I love the flower opening series. I bet you are glad to have the photo memories of the boys playing by the pond.. thanks for sharing

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Stacey - The boys are 9 and 7 now, and every one of the 1000s of photos is precious, as you well know.

kjpweb said...

Sorry to see such a beauty gone! But the images are precious!
Cheers, Klaus

The Birdlady said...

Klaus, thank you -

jalynn01 said...

I just loved every photo of your pond. The lilies were gorgeous, the frog so cute, your grandsons so handsome!! What great memories! It just conveyed an atompshere of peaceful tranquility. But I understand when something becomes more work than you can muster it's time to let go...Something else as great will come along.

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The Birdlady said...

Jalynn, thank you so much. It was a joy.

Sandpiper said...

Absolutely stunning! I would miss it so much! Your pictures are precious and a treasure.

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Lin - I've got plans for it as my "bird studio." It's right off my patio, so I'll be close. We'll see....

Bird Girl said...

Oh Birdlady - Isn't 'letting go' and change and all that stuff so hard! I look at these pictures and quite honestly don't know how you'll get along without the pond. I always wanted a pond -- instead I have a 20x40 in ground pool and the grandkids just talked us in to a new liner (instead of moving on...as you have). I guess there is a time for everything. Your pictures are just so beautiful - especially you and the little shadow frog...the grandsons enjoying and the collage!!! Wow!!!

The Birdlady said...

It's all good - ponds, pools, no pond, new liner, GRANDCHILDREN! Life is GOOD. (But yeah, it's a little tough sometimes.)

Mike said...

That was one beautiful pond. The water lilies were spectacular.

The Birdlady said...

Thank you Mike. The lilies made for some wonderful photo-ops.

Diary of a Photographer said...

Wow, that was like heaven on earth, almost like a garden of eden. I'm sure your bird sanctuary will be beautfil.

The Birdlady said...

I hope we can create something special again.

Shellmo said...

My husband is extremely jealous of your pond! He is now ready to start reconstucting ours in the backyard. Beautiful photos!
Shell

The Birdlady said...

Thanks, Shell....Tell him to get to it! You will love it!

Jotter Jan said...

What a fantastic Springtime series and what fond memories...enjoyed each and every photo!!!

The Birdlady said...

Thank you JJ. I'm always so flattered when you take time to visit my blog - I know you are busy!

Mel said...

WOW!! It is like a dream. So beautiful.
Sad that it's gone, but I guess new wonders await for you ;)

p.s. give a hug and a big kiss to those cuuute grandsons! from a crazy lady in Peru :D

Anonymous said...

absolutely breathtaking!