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.
This house had a fabulous garden. You came in through these gates. :D
The pond itself was fairly small.
But it had a stream that went under this bridge.
Their pretty koi. :)
And pretty lilies in the sun.
This house had the pond with a waterfall right in their front yard.
And they had one enormous koi whose name was Bubba. LOL
Close-up of Bubba. :DD
This house also had a small pond with a waterfall.
This was the house across the street from the one with the pond. Very nice!
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