One of the best mornings by the pond


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This morning I went out early to the pond and started a fire and sat down with a coffee. There was a fall feel to the air and the steam was coming of the water. While I was sitting there listening to the birds and the flowing water, 2 mallards ducks flew in and stayed a bit. As I was watching the ducks a few geese flew over in there ever so common V formation. I could just feel all the stress of the week go away. As the sun came up a bit more, I then grabbed my camera and did some photography. What a morning (y)
 
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Glad you had that nice morning moment. It feels like fall here now. Rains have arrived.
 
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After reading this post I decided to take my coffee down to the ponds and relax. I usually have my coffee on the deck with a view of the ponds. We had a power outage last night so I reset the timers on the light and sat down to enjoy! NOT! I noticed my 3 barrel filter setup was not running. Put down the coffee, pulled the pump and opened it to find it full of muck. I plugged it back in and nothing. Ok- time to grab another pump and get it hooked up. The spare pump had over heated and shut down before so-- dump the coffee, pull a pump off a stock tank filter and then re-plumb the 2 stock tanks together with a much larger pump! From now on I will have my coffee on the deck!
 
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I'm sorry mrsclem but I laughed out loud at your post. And not because I'm laughing at you but because I have had those same sort of things happen to me. So it's more like laughing with you :D
 
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:smug::woot::woot::woot::woot:That's me before coffee Here I am after
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except I'm a lot older and look nothing like this guy
 
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After reading this post I decided to take my coffee down to the ponds and relax. I usually have my coffee on the deck with a view of the ponds. We had a power outage last night so I reset the timers on the light and sat down to enjoy! NOT! I noticed my 3 barrel filter setup was not running. Put down the coffee, pulled the pump and opened it to find it full of muck. I plugged it back in and nothing. Ok- time to grab another pump and get it hooked up. The spare pump had over heated and shut down before so-- dump the coffee, pull a pump off a stock tank filter and then re-plumb the 2 stock tanks together with a much larger pump! From now on I will have my coffee on the deck!
So sorry but funny at the same time. Coffee on the deck sounds good too :)
 

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Much less stressful! Dinner on the deck tonight. So far everything is running and I made sure my pump is at least 2 feet off the pond bottom. Upgraded from a 900 &2300 to a 4200 running both filters.
 

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It sounds like a wonderful morning. We are still in the 90-100 degrees here but we like to get up every morning and sit out in the backyard and have coffee. Watching the sun come up and listening to the creatures wake up is my best time of day, (and I'm not even a morning person). I love the stillness and the quiet though. So glad you had a good morning.
 
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My favorite kind of morning! Coffee by the pond. I have augmented the experience a time or two with some quiet finger picking on the guitar. There is an elusive green and red humming bird that sometimes drinks from our waterfall in the morning. I'm determined to capture him in a photo (someday). @mrsclem, I too have had morning experiences in the opposite direction.
 

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