Whats your favorite time of day to enjoy your pond and why?


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For me… i love sitting on the back patio at sunrise…I love:

the quiet of the neighborhood

When all you hear is
The morning awakening with softly chirping birds
The quiet rush of the waterfalls
An occasional splash of the koi

As the sun wakes up
And shares its light with nature
And the colors come to life
As the hummingbirds greet the morning blooms with a gentle kiss
And the rooftops of suburbia do their best impression of the pyramids of Mexico or Egypt …

And most importantly… the kinder temperature during the Texas 10 month summer ;)

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I have so much shade now, the best time to really see into the pond is twice in the day when the sun hits it in the morning and late afternoon. Right now, that is about 10 AM and 4 PM. The water is tinted from tannins but when the sun is directly on it, you can see it is crystal clear. There is always so much to look at!
 

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I have so much shade now, the best time to really see into the pond is twice in the day when the sun hits it in the morning and late afternoon. Right now, that is about 10 AM and 4 PM. The water is tinted from tannins but when the sun is directly on it, you can see it is crystal clear. There is always so much to look at!
Would love to experience it in a photo if you care to share! ❤️
 

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Pretty much anytime for me, we have a large open covered deck with ceiling fans overlooking the pond, so just crank them up and instant cool even when it is in the 90’s.
 
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For me… i love sitting on the back patio at sunrise…I love:

the quiet of the neighborhood

When all you hear is
The morning awakening with softly chirping birds
The quiet rush of the waterfalls
An occasional splash of the koi

As the sun wakes up
And shares its light with nature
And the colors come to life
As the hummingbirds greet the morning blooms with a gentle kiss
And the rooftops of suburbia do their best impression of the pyramids of Mexico or Egypt …

And most importantly… the kinder temperature during the Texas 10 month summer ;)

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I love late spring. My pond changes daily. The toads and frogs show up, the water lilies bloom. New this spring was a baby snapping turtle who is welcomed to stay until he is big enough to damage plants or goldfish. Right now he is about 3 inches from nose to tail. I will relocate when the time comes.
 

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I love late spring. My pond changes daily. The toads and frogs show up, the water lilies bloom. New this spring was a baby snapping turtle who is welcomed to stay until he is big enough to damage plants or goldfish. Right now he is about 3 inches from nose to tail. I will relocate when the time comes.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! ❤️
 
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I love late spring. My pond changes daily. The toads and frogs show up, the water lilies bloom. New this spring was a baby snapping turtle who is welcomed to stay until he is big enough to damage plants or goldfish. Right now he is about 3 inches from nose to tail. I will relocate when the time comes.
Beautiful Pond! But how did a baby Snapper find your pond? Are you close to a bigger pond or lake?
 
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Beautiful Pond! But how did a baby Snapper find your pond? Are you close to a bigger pond or lake?
I live in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas out in the country. There are lots of cattle ranchers and lots of cattle ponds. Guessing it came from one of them. He is sooo little through. Surprised me, too.
 
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Wow that must have been some journey for such a little guy...Their survival rate is so low as hatchlings it really is amazing that he found your pond!
 

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In general, I really tend to enjoy it most between 7am and 12pm. Especially in summer when it gets too hot in the afternoon.
...but it just depends on what's happening - My pond and garden is all about nature, so the best time of day for me is whenever I'm seeing the most activity from wildlife.
 
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My favorite time at my pond is sitting back on a cool day slight breeze and drifting off to the sound of the water falls and nature. There is only one time i like better is when waking up to the sounds of the waterfalls and nature on a cool day.

Other wise i enjoy it all in the morning it's all the wild life waking up the birds frogs and dragon flies even the swarms of nats circling and diving at the surface and the water walkers skimming across the water, or the mid morning and the sun reflecting it's dance throughout the yard.

The flower buds opening up . watching the birds come in and taking a bath. or as the day draws near an end and the dance returns the suns starts it's own dance twinkling throughout.

Or as twilight comes in and the lights kick on and an other dance begins
 
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