Thursday, June 15, 2017

Walk around the pond

I'm sorry. Another picture of the house! 


It's just that I carry the camera when we walk Eli around the pond and well, I take pictures. 

Here's our walk...



Poppy lagging behind with the bucket of fish food.


Obedient plants grow along the path.

we pass the cedar tree with the poison ivy, (or oak?) vine


then around the curve...

toward the big Mimosa tree, (oops, the picture was taken after we passed the Mimosa tree) then we head down hill to where the ferns grow...


then cross over the stepping stones, (you can see over to the left) that lead back to the yard and over to the raggedy little pier...


we stopped and fed the fish...



and this Carp came really close. This big fish, and several others, have been in the pond since 1996. 
Poppy says this one probably weighs 15 pounds.

A very boring post, I'm sure. I will close with this rare picture of me relaxing...and even rarer picture of Bickett in my lap. Bickett doesn't do laps, he bites, you know. I could not believe that he wanted to nap with me...

Love,
Henny








28 comments:

  1. Lovely stroll- I'm tired now, too. :-) I have a tuxedo cat that also resist the human touch quite often.one never knows when he may nip your arm or fingers. He is a HANDSOME mister and I took him because his previous owner traveled a lot with work. I absolutely love animals. Bear, the cat, Has a personality all his own. I too am shocked when he sometimes just crawls on my lap and lays down as though it is something he does all the time. I always "relish" those occasions. Thanks for the wonderful post. Everything is so green.

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  2. I'm glad to see that you DO relax sometimes. Bickett looks huge. That walk around your pond looks so peaceful and beautiful. There's a lot of mowing being done to keep it that neat looking, I'm sure. When my husband retired and we moved back home from Texas where his job had taken us, he said that one requirement for a new home for us was a yard that he could mow in 20 minutes.

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  3. I love how you have mowed all around the pond and made for a lovely walk.

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  4. Ahh, that was a lovely walk. So pretty and peaceful. Someone does lots of mowing to keep the grounds looking so nice. I'll just bet that your little rest was a well deserved one.

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  5. You took us on a lovely stroll, always a pleasure to admire your views.

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  6. I thoroughly enjoyed that walk around your pond. It looks so pretty and peaceful.
    Wow, you have some big fishies in your pond :).

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  7. What a lovely walk around the pond and it certainly was NOT boring.
    They are quite some big fish you have there in your pond.

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  8. Nice walk, we feed the fish too.

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  9. Not boring at all. I absolutely love your place. You must mow all of that pathway . . . it looks beautiful and what an amazing place to take a stroll. Love the pond, too . . . how fun to sit out there and relax and feed the fish. A little piece of heaven:)
    Happy weekend.
    Connie :)

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  10. Not boring... Beautiful!

    I love your pond. I love your walk, to the pond.

    This, is worth its weight in gold. As I have said before. I love it to-pieces!!!!! Would love to have such!!!!!

    Gentle hugs, Luna Crone

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  11. I enjoyed walking around your place. Such a beautiful spot!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  12. A very pretty stroll around your area! So peaceful! My cat isn't much of a lap warmer. She prefers to sit on the back of the couch if I'm in it! Have a great day.

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  13. Very very nice! Huge fish, no wonder they need to be fed.

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  14. Oh, everything looks so neat and orderly and well taken care of! Looks like you and Poppy deserve some down time with Bickett joining in although he probably didn't do much toward taking care of the yard.

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  15. Such a lovely walk around the pond, I like how you mow the path, and it makes everything look so neat and tidy.
    What huge fish....they must have lots to eat there in your pond :)
    ~Jo

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  16. Henny, you must relax just a LITTLE bit more!
    Things are very lovely in your neck of the woods!

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  17. Such a lovely walk! Poppy must do a lot of mowing! Everything looks so nice. Love it all!

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  18. Your house is in the most perfect setting!!
    Obviously your Obedient plant is happy where it grows. I have had one single plant for years and it doesn't spread and truth be told, it doesn't bloom much either.
    Have a lovely relaxing weekend, dear Henny!!

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  19. Love the pics, Henny. Everything looks so green. And especially love that little pier. Have to say that Bickett looks very comfortable too.

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  20. That's a lovely place for a walk, and wow, that's a big carp! Do they eat baby ducks? Bickett looks very comfortable on your lap -- until you look at the annoyed expression on his face! Cats are so funny, Hope you enjoy your weekend, Henny.

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  21. It's cracks me up that you feed the fish instead of the fish being what feeds you.

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  22. What a lovely place for a stroll! I think you mentioned earlier that Poppy is going to try catch some of those fish? to eat? Not sure if I am remembering correctly. Is he getting them trained so he can just scoop one out ?;-)

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  23. Your homeplace is so lovely... I just want to jump into the pictures with you! Looks peaceful. Eli is so beautiful and gentle! That is something to see- a fish that has been in your pond so many years! Wow-keep us posted with garden news, at least someone is growing something. We are water logged here! XO Terry

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  24. What a lovely and relaxing walk - thank you for taking us along!

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  25. Lovely walk! So nice of you to share pictures of it! Nancy

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  26. Ahhh. I feel relaxed and refreshed after walking with you.

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  27. I love when my blog friends share their walks with me. The Mimosa trees are so pretty right now. Love your pond and the big fish. Eli is so cute. There is a Pottery (named Mark of The Potter in Clarkesville GA) that is located in an old mill. The story goes that the husband/wife who originally lived there fed the fish with her leftover biscuits each day. These days, there is a gumball machine filled with fish food that visitors can throw to the giant fish below. A real treat for the men folk while women shop for pottery! lol

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