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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pond Makeover

My little Fishies (they share a common name as there are too many to name individually) had been complaining to me about needing to upgrade their pond lately, so a makeover was in order. Hubby was pleased to get his D.I.Y. skills into practice, and he designed this pond concept that I am crazy about, clean lines and transparency! He used tempered glass, and we now have on our patio a 12ft by 12ft glass pond with a water feature in the centre, and a corner for water plants. Now I can watch my Fishies from every angle...they, on the other hand, get a huge apartment (a penthouse, no less!) thanks to my handy hubby.


Linking to"
Fertilizer Friday
Macro Friday 
Macro Flowers Saturday
Haiku Heights 
Haiku My Heart

For  Haiku Heights (Prompt: Confession)

confess to the waves
empty the soul of burden
fish glide blithe with cheer


  1. What a beautiful place for your fish.

  2. What an impressive DIY! Beautiful!!! It can even fit a mermaid!

  3. Oh my goodness... your hubby is very talented to make such a penthouse!!! Enjoy, enjoy (both you and the fish!)

  4. WOW! I am happy to swim here with you

  5. Oh that look very beautiful. I like its elegant design.
    Your fishes have more space and light now and those white flowers are wonderful.

  6. Love this haiku encouraging us to make a clean slate of it and glide freely... I love your aquatic garden! Makes me feel as though we are all underwater, swimming blithely along. Amazing trompe l'oeil!

  7. What a wonderful place for your fishies and a lovely haiku! Talented hubby!

  8. That's a beautiful water garden. It must be very therapeutic to watch the fishes swimming so happily in their new home.

  9. Your pond looks cool now. Where did you put that big, antique vase that was in the middle of the pond before? Hmm. That can still be a great decoration in your home, probably in the living room. Btw, your husband really made you happy, huh? That's great! ♥

  10. That is incredible!!! How did you fill it up? Are you going to add anymore aquatic plants? I think you have more of an aquarium than a pond!! WOW!

  11. What a great makeover!
    Once again I am just loving the tour of all the gardens that have linked in to my little party! I am so excited to visit each and every post...they are all so inspiring and I am NEVER disappointed! The creative gardens and colorful displays that I am lucky to see are inspirations that I would never have found had I not found each of the gardeners I see online! Thank you so much for sharing your garden with my Friday Flaunt this week...I do hope you will link in again soon!
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  12. Holy cow.....that's not a 'fish pond', that's a palace pool!
    No kidding--it was a DYI?!
    KEEP that hubby cuz he's a genious!

    Seriously--that's more than impressive!
    AND it's gorgeous--absolutely gorgeous..

  13. Oh wow, your hubby is a very talented DIY'er. I love the clean lines of this design and the space for the plants.

  14. Your husband has some talent. The pond is gorgeous.

  15. Wow, I'll say your husband is just a wee bit handy!!! What a spectacular pond! Everyone should be happy - hubby, fish, and you :)


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