WOW!! what a difference! It's lovely Catherine! I always wanted a Koi pond myself!
This is strictly goldfish, but they are big goldfish. I let them think they are koi. :-)
Oh, my, it's stunning! My parents have one that occasionally lures herons. All winter it's very unattractive thanks to the wire netting used to protect the fish. Hope you don't have to do that - yours is lovely!
I SHOULD cover the pond with mesh when the big raintree next to it is shedding, but this year I didn't bother. Last time I tried covering it the cover just filled up with leaves and sagged into the water. Ick. Now I let nature take its course.
Amie, I almost forgot my heron story - a few years ago, when my husband was sick and housebound and I was here caring for him a lot of the time - a heron found the pond. A Great Blue Heron. Four Freaking Feet Tall. Standing knee-deep in my pond, trying to snag my goldfish. I went out there with a broom and yelled at him, which amused my husband no end. The heron isn't the brightest bulb on the bird tree, so he was afraid of the broom and flew to the roof, where he left really spectacular heron droppings for the next several hours. I'd go out there every now and then and yell at him, and he'd back up the roof a bit more, let loose another whitewashing, and stare at me, but he really wanted the damn goldfish. Finally I took the broom and acted like I was going to climb up there after him and he left. He had a wingspan of at least 7-8 feet, it fractured me that he was afraid of me, but he never came back.
Beautiful pond. Please - more landscape photos. My dream would be to have a crew in to revamp it all. Alas - it's way too big. But sod? mmmm. What a treat that would be. Congratulations on making the leap. We have tons of those blue herons around here - since we live on a marsh.
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