In early May I set out all the umbrellas in the seating areas. I love the splash of color that they add...what I don't love is scrubbing them down for storage at the end of the summer. But it is worth it.
Here is the view of the bridge on the pond side. In late April I put on my waders and get into the pond to dredge and clean it out. Yucky! I wish I had a couple of 'minons' like Sunny at Life in Rehab has to help me out...maybe they would like to come to California for visit.
Yes...I do have fish in the pond, at least when the raccoons and egrets leave them alone. But my favorite pond occupants are the waterlilies. Both the pond and the bridge were built by my talented husband, Raleigh, he was an excellent craftsman both with wood and stone.
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