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Well my project this year ( Court landscaping) took longer than I thought but it's done, and it turned out beautiful!
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My fish are all doing great. The pics are bad as always, but you can see how much those that were babies in Spring, have grown.
These pics are from both my ponds

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Your pond looks great and glad to hear your fish are doing fine also.
Nothing is getting into that pond for sure w/that secure top covering screen
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Your pond looks great and glad to hear your fish are doing fine also.
Nothing is getting into that pond for sure w/that secure top covering screen View attachment 134439
Thanks!
It looked better 2 weeks ago, with all the plants and blooms. Unfortunately we had frost early and I had to remove many of the plants

This is how we landscaped the court

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Thanks! It really is easy.
It is a mix of pollinator plants ( was inspired by @mrsclem butterfly garden) and some veggies here and there, it really worked out great, lots of hummingbirds and butterfly, zero weeds to pull the whole season.
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Today we started the last phase of the court built, the fireplace!
We've been researching for the last year 1/2, I hope hubby knows what he's doing!
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Thanks! :)
I love the way the garden turned out, but my heart is still in the ponds. I wish I could take better pics of the koi.. maybe I should hire a professional View attachment 134573
some photo tips; have the sun behind you, not in front. To reduce glare, use a lens that has a polarizing lens on it. Google if you don't know what this is but it really helps to hide reflections and let you fully see your fish. I've also found pics come out better on a cloudy day, especially since it reduces the yellow-green look from the growing algae. Use a lens at f8 to keep a decent fov. Also, takes pics BEFORE you feed them as the water will be clearer. Consider a lower angle, like laying on your stomach and holding the camera close to the surface.

And of course, I'd take the fencing off for any pics. JMHO
 
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some photo tips; have the sun behind you, not in front. To reduce glare, use a lens that has a polarizing lens on it. Google if you don't know what this is but it really helps to hide reflections and let you fully see your fish. I've also found pics come out better on a cloudy day, especially since it reduces the yellow-green look from the growing algae. Use a lens at f8 to keep a decent fov. Also, takes pics BEFORE you feed them as the water will be clearer. Consider a lower angle, like laying on your stomach and holding the camera close to the surface.

And of course, I'd take the fencing off for any pics. JMHO
Thanks for the tips, my fellow Michigander!
 
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