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.
This awesome Griffin met us outside House #2. These people had an incredibly decorated yard, including a wonderful vegetable garden in raised beds.
The pond. They had gorgeous koi here.
Mandevilla - one of many beautiful flowering plants in the yard.
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.