How Does Your Garden Grow - Pond Life

How Does Your Garden Grow - Pond Life

Whilst Mammasaurus is still enjoying the delights of Sicily, Charly over at PODcastdove is hosting How Does Your Garden Grow this week.

We have a wonderful village pond here, it used to be more wonderful, more full of ducks and other birdy creatures but they (the council, not the ducks!) sucked the water out a few years ago and replanted it out and somehow the ducks went and I've not seen them in a while. I hope it has nothing to do with duck being on the menu in the pub on the pond!



Anyhoo, it is still beautiful despite the loss of some of the wildlife, hopefully they will make a return soon but for now the island is home to some Moorhens who are super cute and make TC giggle when pop their heads out and slide down their mini ramp!



The pond is well stocked with water lilies looking like a scene from the Monet painting.  A lovely, calming sight.


  

I did catch sight of a dragonfly, only my second this summer, his pale blue body flitting around, I tried to capture his beauty on "film" but he was too fast for me and darted around like a stone skimming on the surface of the water.  

Around the pond there are Willow Trees and the largest Umbrella Tree I have ever seen, along with the Reeds and a few flowering plants growing along the edge.




It truly is a wondrous place, space to sit around and enjoy the sights and sounds all summer long....




7 comments:

  1. That looks like the best place to just sit and enjoy the sunshine! Especially with willow trees around. That's a great Moorhen shot. Dragonflies are so speedy, we might have to wait until they're asleep to capture them! Thank you for joining in with #howdoesyourgardengrow

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  2. you had me at water lillies and monet.... just beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful pictures. I love seeing Dragonflies! They can be such an electric blue can't they? And yet they're always so fast I can never photograph them! Beautiful post x

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  4. What an absolutely beautiful pond, I love the lilies and you're right that's a real life Monet for sure. I haven't seen a Dragonfly this year and funny thing our nature reserve ducks have definitely shrunk in numbers too - is there some duck scandal that we haven't heard of yet! x

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  5. Beautiful lily pads - all looks so very pretty and calming x

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  6. I love ponds. We used to have one but it got neglected because we were both working all the time. We swapped it out for a waterfall water feature that doesn't take as much looking after. Trouble is, it doesn't attract the same wildlife that our pond did so even though it looks lovely, I do miss the frogs etc

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  7. Those are lovely photos!!!!! Love the duck and the lilies! X.

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