Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

Some pics and info re how I built and rebuilt the pond

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My neighbor blames my pond for all his mosquitoes even though i have no stagnant water and the pond across the street covered in lilies and has next no no flow cant be the source its too far away 50 yrds. I got a new sticker for my helmet yesterday. "Most people should substitute chap stick with glue sticks "
well, to be fair, I bet not 1 in 100 peeps knows mosquitoes don't breed in moving water. Sort of shows the problem; need to educate more and then pay attention to what we've learned.

So hopefully you 'educated' the neighbor and did so in that loving, charming Hogmaster way!
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Nope just said wtf and you dumb f get a clue
ya DO know this is gonna make getting you elected a bit more difficult, right??? And I'm referring to GPF positions upon any future coup! You know, when Ian fails to get us a new coffee maker and the peasants have just had enough!

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I'm so glad you took the time to finally create your showcase. I love your pond. Your pictures are awesome.

I really liked seeing the expansion you did. What a lot of work. And when I saw those board bridges all I could imagine was trying to maneuver over boards while being exhausted from working - I would have fallen off for sure.

I had to smile at some of those pictures of the turtles and frogs. What great shots. And your landscaping is beautiful.

I really would like to have my pond and patio enclosed like yours. Maybe some day. So glad I know where to find these pictures for when I want to go back and get some ideas.

Now don't forget to keep updating this thread!
 
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I'm so glad you took the time to finally create your showcase. I love your pond. Your pictures are awesome.

I really liked seeing the expansion you did. What a lot of work. And when I saw those board bridges all I could imagine was trying to maneuver over boards while being exhausted from working - I would have fallen off for sure.

I had to smile at some of those pictures of the turtles and frogs. What great shots. And your landscaping is beautiful.

I really would like to have my pond and patio enclosed like yours. Maybe some day. So glad I know where to find these pictures for when I want to go back and get some ideas.

Now don't forget to keep updating this thread!
sorry, cas, I missed this! Very kind words, I thank you! The benefit of having it enclosed eclipses the detriment of an open-air view. It takes away a lot of most other ponders' predator issues. And I never really gave that a thought when I first built it. Happy to have stumbled into the idea, though.

And remember, NE Ohio is VERY close to SE Mich, don'tcha know! ;) Welcome to visit anytime you're in the area!

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Beautiful!
thank you very much! Sure do wish I'd done this sooner in life, but then maybe I wouldn't have had as much time to enjoy it back then! Hopefully some of MY ideas can help others in THEIR dream pond version!

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Just spent a half hour drooling over your photos and have just covered my pitiful little pond with an old tarp - afraid the Google Earth satellites might snap a picture of it and people here might see it...your build is just jaw-dropping.
 

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Just spent a half hour drooling over your photos and have just covered my pitiful little pond with an old tarp - afraid the Google Earth satellites might snap a picture of it and people here might see it...your build is just jaw-dropping.
well, how very nice of you to say, Relic! Much appreciated! You have to remember I started with a much more modest vision and I heartily believe LPS is real, so as time goes on, no doubt you'll enhance and tweak until that tarp is a figment of your imagination! I think each pond means so much to its owner, much more than pics and words can every convey. I didn't comment/help much when I started and in time, you'll be one to follow with YOUR insights and creation!

Hopefully the half hour gets you to come back again and you know you're always welcome.!
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Brokensword, I just love your pond!
Thank you very much, Barb; a lot of credit goes to GPF members helping along the way! Thanks for traipsing on the edge of my bit of heaven!

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