Metamorphosis

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    It all started back in 2005 with a vision......That vision was drawn onto paper and redrawm many many more times (I still have the notebook with all the drawings). Then it was laid out first with a hose and some flag markers and finally spray painted.......
     

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    And then came the big machinery..............
     

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    After several hours of the machinery I have what begins to look like a hole in the ground....And also wonder what the hell I got myself into, no turning back now.....
     

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    After digging the pond out, I began running the plumbing and putting down the underlayment.
     

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    Then came the liner, it was 50' long so I had to build a contraption to unroll it, you can see my pump house in the background (pic #2). Then I started to fill it...
     

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    More filling and waiting... I had two ponds one smaller one and a creek that connects the two.
     

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    More pics of the pond with new fresh water....

    Hopefully your not too bored.
     

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    This is the first time I have hooked up my pump to see it work. The first two pics are my neice and nephew and the third pic I just couldn't hold it any longer. The fourth pic is the start of my waterfall flowing and the last pic is the first laid rocks.
     

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    So I finished laying some more rock and put down mulch and some plantings to keep the weeds at bay.
     

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    Some fall pics of the pond a few weeks before I shut it down for the winter. In the third pic you can see how small my tree that is in the pond is, it is in only about 12" of water, later you will see this tree in the larger pond and is now about 6' tall. My wife kept on fishing out the algae the first year.
     

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    Take a look at the ducks that came and visited...The landscaping took longer than building the pond.
     

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    And some more.....The small pond in pic #3 I actually take out in the near future and just put in another creek.
     

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    The landscaping starts to fill in....
     

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    Some winter pics and a night one.
     

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    This is where I tear out the small pond and make one long creek and then a small second creek that is fed with just a little bit of water.
     

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    Mostly finished creek...
     

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    And just a few more to go.......The first one shows my bridge and a brick I found on the bank of the Ohio river while kyacking it. The last four is how it looks now with it all filled in...
     

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    My first video of the Backyard.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfgoSFfRAQA[/ame]
     
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    Some Winter Pics to cool you off in the hot summer.
     

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    A few more pics of some of the flowers in and around the pond. Water lettuce and hyacinths are doing really well this year, my one creek is almost a veggie filter.
     

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