I love the sound of running water in the garden. Except for maybe when I need to go to the bathroom. Seriously, I am so bad at holding it all day when I am gardening. We had a stream with a small pond at our previous home that hubby and I built. There was nothing I enjoyed more than relaxing out on the deck and listening to that sound of water rolling gently between the rocks.
Every Spring cleaning out the pond was a bit of a chore. When we moved into our new home I couldn’t bear the thought of losing that sound.
To make it easier on ourselves, (yes, we’re not getting any younger) we decided that we would go with a pondless waterfall. Springtime comes and hubby has it up and running in no time at all.
It’s not large, only about 8 ft. long, but oh baby, it does the trick. No matter where you are in the garden you can here the gentle sound of rushing water.
There’s the water that makes that wonderful sound. Are you feeling the cool blue?
A sound that makes even Mr. frog jump for joy.
I think that the waters edge Siberian Iris enjoy the sound too. Don’t they look like happy flowers?
Fun ceramic mushrooms are growing nearby.
And you never know what creatures you might discover.
This dragonfly given to me by my sister, Julie is very talented. It changes color at night.
The orange and white poppies by the waterfall are putting on quite a show.
Soon these Iris will be bursting with white blooms.
I enjoy the feature as much at night as I do in the day. It has three spotlights that light up the water.
I’m sure by now that you’ve noticed that a few of my pictures have a blue hint to them. I had the camera on the wrong setting. Go figure, me do something wrong? Hee-hee! I decided to leave them as they were. Gave kind of a cool blue feeling.
My waterfall may not be large, but it gives me the feel as though I am in the canyon. One other nice thing, my neighbor has told me numerous times how much she enjoys listening to the sound from her yard.
So nice to have happy neighbors!
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