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    Well a few pictures from the progress I was able to make this weekend. I am covered in critter bites, (ants, mosquito, no-see-ums, and a fairly persistent horse fly). I've convinced myself that that just proves my sweetness although for some reason the hubby just rolls his eyes at that. I had to take a long "holy unicorn balls" break at the appearance of the snake. The hubby texted me and said it was just a garden snake. I told him I'm fairly certain it had a weird neon stripe down its secret underbelly. Proof it was in fact a ninja snake and it was in fact, time for me to call it a day. But Sunday dawned nice and cool so I rocked.
    And now my everything hurts and I'm itchy but LOOK HOW PRETTY.
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    Yes it's lovely and good job on the stream bed. What a cute little viper :happy:
     
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    Looking great!!!!! I am with you! Holy Unicorn Balls is a good expression. I rented a hammer drill to dig my super deep skimmer hole and I could have used that expression multiple times, had I known it! The snake is a cutie! Just remember -- he is a helper and not dangerous at all! Your pond really looks lovely!
     
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    I am not a snake fan. I don't hate them but I don't like them. We don't have any in Hawaii and here they have the water moccasin kind that are not friendly and frankly I can't tell the difference. So when they show up, I'M OUT. I did figure he was harmless and was able to get a picture before leaving him the pond for the rest of the day.
    And thank you, the waterfall is coming along nicely. I am pretty happy with it so far.
     
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    Yes, @tbendl I have to agree with you -- a very pretty snake, indeed! And what a great shot of it, too!

    Just kidding [[ If you follow T on FB, you are familiar with her humorously sarcastic writing style -- I'm sure there's an official name for it, but I just call it "T-speak" -- which she tones down here on GPF ]]

    @tbendl, love ya, girl! And your pond re-do is gorgeous! Is it oriented the same as before?
     
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    Nice progress @tbendl ! Rocks look great.
     
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    I haven't done anything to the pond, just the bog. I had to tear it down after I neglected it this spring and summer and then "allegedly" put a hole in the liner with a shovel. I like the look of this as it blends much better with my flat landscape.
     
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    Thank you Cas. Only $500 worth. LOL Luckily I purchased them 2 years ago when I first built the pond.
     
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    yikes snakes alive .I feel the same way about them .Yep you are sweet as sugar and they know it .Tell hubby we agree with you .:);)
     
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    Looking fantastic! Darn cute snake too!
     
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    Love the new bog and falls!
     
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    Thanks guys. I haven't taken any new pictures but I will try to this weekend. I have been so busy I just haven't had time. I have to finish the rocking and landscaping and some other things but I am really happy so far with how it turned out.
     
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    Looking real good, tbendl
     
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    Thanks Mike. :)
     
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    Looks so great! You have a such a good eye for "natural". For example - the snake... great touch!

    Anyone who is dealing with a flat landscape should see this work - THIS is how you create water movement in your pond without building a hill that makes no sense. (Can you tell a nonsense berm is like my #1 pond pet peeve!)
     
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    Awe thank you @Lisak1 . Although to be fair I had my own "volcano" with the first waterfall design. Lol I am liking this a lot more although we will see how it works come spring.
     
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    We are getting into spring! I finally got the back tree landscaped a bit and now we wait for grass and green growy things to emerge. I also still have a few more "sissy socks" to make for rocks but the ones that I have made for the far side of the pond have done a great job of covering the liner. Sadly my tiny pump didn't survive the winter so I'll probably be pulling my pot feature. All in all she is coming along nicely.
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    Pretty!!!!!
    What are "sissy socks?" :)
     
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    LOL @sissy showed me how to sew pockets out of screen to hold rocks. I put them in below the water line so I can rock up the walls of the pond since I didn't dig shelves. The left side has a sissy sock and I still have to make one for the right. I love them! I also use them for plants in the summer 2017-03-06 06.41.50.jpg
     
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    Here are some better pictures.
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