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The 2009 Pond Society Tour - part 1 [Jun. 12th, 2009|12:24 am]
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Last Saturday, my sister-in-law and I went on our local Pond Society Tour of homes. It was so much fun!! We got to snoop around in other people's gorgeous backyards and oogle their ponds and gardens and KOI ... and take pictures! Hee - I took over 200. :DDD Having a pond with koi is one of my ultimate dreams. Now I'm all fired up and ready to go dig up the back yard. lol

There were 16 houses on the tour this year, and I've split the pictures between three posts, with around 30 images in each. ^.^

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House #1
This house didn't have a pond, but they had a really cool stream/waterfall that seemed to come from under their front porch.

House #1  Waterfall looking up


House #1 Waterfall looking down


House #2

This awesome Griffin met us outside House #2. These people had an incredibly decorated yard, including a wonderful vegetable garden in raised beds.

House #2 Griffin


The pond. They had gorgeous koi here.

House #2 Pond


House #2 Pond


House #2 Statue


House #2 Koi


House #2 Koi


House #2 Koi


Mandevilla - one of many beautiful flowering plants in the yard.

House #2 Mandevilla


They also had quite a few fountains. You can't really see it in this picture, but the water overflows the lip in front where it is indented and makes the most beautiful echoing sound as it falls into the interior of the urn.

House #2 Urn fountain



House #3

This house had a fabulous garden. You came in through these gates. :D

House #3 Gate


House #3 Yard


House #3 Yard


House #3 Yard


The pond itself was fairly small.

House #3 Pond and waterfall


But it had a stream that went under this bridge.

House #3 Bridge


House #3 Yard seen from bridge over pond

Their pretty koi. :)

House #3 Koi


House #3 Koi


And pretty lilies in the sun.

House #3 Lilies



House #4

This house had the pond with a waterfall right in their front yard.

House #4 Pond with waterfall


House #4 Pond close-up


And they had one enormous koi whose name was Bubba. LOL

House #4 Koi - Bubba

Close-up of Bubba. :DD

House #4 Koi - Bubba



House #5

This house also had a small pond with a waterfall.

House #5 Pond with waterfall


House #5 Detail of waterfall


House #5 Koi


This was the house across the street from the one with the pond. Very nice!

House #5 - house across the street

But as we drove down the street to turn around, we saw this house! WOW! They don't have a pond - the freaking lake is in their back yard! lol

House #5 - house down the street


House #5 - house down the street detail



Link to Part 2: Houses 6 - 10...

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