Tuesday, July 22, 2008

14th Annual Pond Tour a Success!

Someone recently asked what my role was in the planning of the pond tour this year and instead of hearing THAT question, my brain translated it to "what are you?" to which I found myself singing, "I'm a little teapot..." Yeah, it is very good thing that the pond tour is finally over 'cause my brain is TOAST!

I was only able to make it to 14 of the 28 locations this year but had an absolutely wonderful time! I SO wanted to just pluck some of these ponds/yards out of their present location and place them in my yard. SOOOOOO beautiful they all were and I'm very thankful to those who were kind enough to open their yards to between 400-600+ people this past weekend. Also, huge thanks to all the volunteers who gave of their time so selflessly to help make this year's tour the success it was. I'm also so very tickled that my parents were able to visit with us this past weekend and join us on the tour.

Despite only making it to 1/2 the stops, I still managed to take almost 300 photos. (Okay, it's not as bad as it sounds. Our camera has been acting up and so there were many photos that I took several shots of so as to, hopefully, guarantee at least one would turn out. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the photos from this year's tour with you. I've got it pared down to just a few of my favorites and also tried to keep them water garden related (you find yourself taking pix of all types of things... plants, critters, etc...). I know, it LOOKS like several photos, but really....when you're talking about a few out of 300 what did you expect?

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed being a part of this year's pond tour.

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