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Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Project

The hubby's project this summer: Create a small pond next to the house and a creek that trickles beneath the bridge and into the larger pond. Build a deck next to the larger pond on which we can set a table and umbrella. Lay a cobblestone walk from the patio to the side of the house.

The summer was busy and continues to stretch him in 100 ways. However, his goal is nearly accomplished. Just a few finishing touches.






In the meantime I enjoy the little babbling brook, the water flora, and my coffee each morning.

27 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow, your husband did a wonderful job! So beautiful! You are blessed, indeed, to reap the benefits...I bet it is so peaceful.

You mentioned on my oregon trail post that your grandmother actually traveled in a covered wagon...amazing! I'm going to find those posts where you published parts of her journal and go read them...what a treasure that it survived in your family all these years!

BarnGoddess said...

I am impressed! very nice. I wouldnt mind sitting and relaxing next to something so beautiful myself.

you are lucky and tell you hubs I said "way to go!"

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Beautiful! And you can tell him I said that.

~JJ! said...

Wow. That's gorgeous. Enjoy it.

Jenni said...

Your husband is doing such a beautiful job!

We have a water source heat pump that runs into a large pond in front of our house then through a little creek across the yard and into another smaller pond below the bridge from our garage to the house. It is very much a work in progress and we haven't stayed on it like your dh. The portion of the creek I dug was way too shallow and it has been backing up onto our cedars (which will kill them). I spent an hour and a half pulling out rock from the creek bed and digging some more in the muck. There's a lot left to be done!

Tell your dh he has inspired me to get off my butt and get to work on it:o)

Robin said...

Well, durn, Pamela, I'd be enjoying it, too! Looks like the PERFECT place for a cup of coffee...or a glass of tea...or a slice of pie...or.........:)

Melissa said...

Wow, that is stunning. I absolutely love it.

Karmyn R said...

Gorgeous!

I can't wait to see it in person. Looks like all that hard work has paid off.

Shauna said...

Your hubby is so talented! That is absolutely gorgeous! ! ! Could you send him my way?

M@ said...

Wow! I built a sandwich once.

Heather said...

It looks positively lovely! We're hardly using our backyard this year, because the deck and fence are both falling apart and we can't afford to fix them right now, so I'm jealous of yours!

ChrisB said...

It maybe a little babbling brook but that was a big project. Your hubby has done a brilliant job, now what time did you say you serve coffee!!

Nan said...

Looks like a little piece of heaven. Absolutely beautiful.

Whippersnapper said...

Holy crap, is your back yard ever beautiful.

Our plans for the summer were a little less ambitious. We planted some flowers along our chain link fence... and then someone came along and dug a bunch of them out for his (her?) own garden. Garrr, no one can steal a pond, maybe that's what we'll have to have instead.

Willowtree said...

Whoa! That sounds like a lot of work. But it looks spectacular!

her indoors said...

i wold love to enjoy a coffee in that beautiful garden

tlawwife said...

My husband and boys built me a pond once. Then we moved. I miss it but so far haven't had the time to do another one.

Susan in va said...

(*sigh*) Oh, I would love nothing more than to be sitting next to you, sipping on a nice, warm cup of coffee while Funny Girl, Buttercup and Curly Mop run barefoot in the grass.

Wouldn't that be nice? ;)

theotherbear said...

That looks fantastic.

Would your husband like to come and stay with me for a while? We could really use a water feature.

Hazel said...

Beautiful. It looks likd a famous Botanical Garden.

....do you loan him out?

Masago said...

Beaut!

DesLily said...

Gorgeous! Green with envy here!

Your hubby deserves something special for that feat!

Walker said...

That is pure ART

Debs said...

Beautiful!! How lucky are you. :D

Donetta said...

WOW that is remarkable. How very fortunate you are to delight in his labors of love.

Hayden said...

absolutely beautiful! what a wonderful place to sip morning coffee and gather your strength for the day!

Fish-2 said...

Someone once said "The babbling brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks." Looks like your hubby put the song in the brook. Spectacular.