Well.. at least the pond and the chicken house. :-) I was so sad to lose our big huge koi during the horrible winter we had. They were like family. My granddaughters Jenna and Paige picked them out and named them before they moved far FAR away to Ohio. Losing the fish brought back to me that I also lost my beloved granddaughters.. at least in the way of getting to see them all the time and being a part of their day to day life. Now I only get to see them once a year. ::sigh:: Anyway.. one has to move on.. doesn't one? We were out running errands yesterday so I swung into the pet store to see what koi they had in stock. We bought two for now, see the two orange, black and speckled? They are now in our pond. :-) We'll take the boys to the pet store to pick out their very own.. and name them.
We floated them in their bags of water in the pond for an hour then let them out to start exploring their new home. I'm sure they will enjoy this pond way more than an aquarium.
Here is the pond all cleaned up and running happily. It's a stream which has three waterfalls and the pond at the bottom.
It really looks so pretty and clean after it's "bath".
We have several varieties of Hosta in the garden and they are beginning to come up.. I just love how they come up like they do.
Up on the next terrace is this patch.
Dayle got this Buddha while he was in the Army in 1968 or so. I love how he's aged while bringing us peace and harmony in the garden. :-) I think he needs a real necklace.. what do you think?
When we put in the "water feature" we went a little nuts buying garden sculptures to populate our new garden re-do. Dayle picked out this Chinese Warrior.. I think of him as protecting our garden, he stands guard at the top of the stream.
I picked out this lovely art nouveau lady who leans against a wall as she contemplates life while enjoying the babbling of the waterfalls. I bought this "Blue Fountain Bamboo" back when we had the houseboat and enjoyed it on the deck there.
Our last garden sculpture, a Chinese Pagoda lantern we found at Dayle's parent's house right before it was sold when they passed on. It brings a touch of his parents to the garden which is nice.. it even lights up at night.
Funny thing is I also had this pot of chives on the houseboat and it lives on! Plants amaze me. Hayden, our 9 year old grandson, picked some for our dinner the other night. :-)
Dayle surprised me with this Stargazer Lily the other day, it looks so nice on the dining table with my Easter tablescape. :-)
Dayle is working on getting the new chicken house set up so we can do a switch-o-change-o and take out the old one and move in the new one with as little confusion for our 2 older hens. And I can't wait to introduce the 9 new chicks to the flock. See how big they're getting? Peep peep PEEP!
I'm off to swim with Gracie in a while.. what are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)