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Pond Slogging - The Sequel

Lori

By Lori

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There comes a point in a project, like the eye of the hurricane, where peace descends upon you and you realize that the optimist was right….every travail is only half as hard as it seems because once you’ve reached the middle you’re half finished!!!
I’m finally planting and tweaking… I’m sooo relieved to put up the hammock and plant the planters…I don’t think it will ever be complete…but it’s done!!! So I invite those of you who read my rants and (soft hearts all) sympathised with my angst to brew yourself a cup, or just have some brew…and sit quietly beside your own pond or in the depths of your vegetation and give two minutes to silent contemplation. This is my kind of party. Won’t you join me??

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sounds like a lovely party idea Lori, count me in

8 Jun, 2008

 

I'm off to put the kettle on right now Lori : )

8 Jun, 2008

 

I like that "every travail is only half as hard...."

We had lunch today at 11am (we're on holiday - in the garden) and have just had another meal at 7pm - so we're ready for our evening shift! It's not work when you enjoy something as much as we do.

8 Jun, 2008

 

You're a bit of a philosopher Lori! This will look stunning when the planting fills out. The whole point of a garden is to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour. My own pond incidentally has completely vanished underneath a jungle of planting -I'm going to have to get it back!

8 Jun, 2008

 

lol did you have fish in it popeymike?

8 Jun, 2008

 

At one time I did but now its just for frogs (slug killers!)

8 Jun, 2008

 

Cheers!

8 Jun, 2008

 

i spotted a frog in the pond yesterday, tried to get a photo of it, not a great pic but ill post it later

8 Jun, 2008

 

Contemplation in the depths of my vegetation does it for me every time.

8 Jun, 2008

 

Well done, Lori, it's coming on well and looking good.

8 Jun, 2008

 

Raising my Mug of Tea & Thinkn of all the Hard work & the lovely Pond uv Accomplished Lori :)Cheers X

8 Jun, 2008

 

Thank you, everyone! Was a pretty good party wasn't it?

8 Jun, 2008

 

was a great party lori, thanks for the invite

8 Jun, 2008

 

Sorry I missed the party. The pond area looks GREAT and it can only get better.

8 Jun, 2008

 

I missed it, too! Just finished a 12 hr work shift, so, cheers, Lori! Am sitting in the garden, hic, contemplating, with a glass and half-empty wine bottle. hic, hoping i dont't, hic, fall,hic, face-first, hic, into my own, hic, vegetation! Squelsh!! Too, hic, darned, hic, late!

8 Jun, 2008

 

As the wise man said, there are three stages to every project: Impossible, Difficult, & Done.
Enjoy your rest, as you have definitely earned it!
Sorry, I too was working and missed the party, but know that I would be with you in spirit. That is SPIRIT, David, spirit, not spirits! Oh what the... here, pass me that bottle, Cheers Lori !!

9 Jun, 2008

 

David... It sounds like you had a hic of a good time after your 12 hour shift :)

9 Jun, 2008

 

Hi Lori,
This is an absolute joy.We love the classical design and you have worked so hard. Make sure you keep putting your feet up have a 'cuppa' and enjoy the fruits of your labours!. It looks wonderful.The fish and wildlife will certainly be in seventh heaven!
Best wishes from Grenville and Alan.

9 Jun, 2008

 

That's the first cyber party I ever threw... I have to say the bar bill was a bit steep though!! Cheers everyone!!

9 Jun, 2008

 

ah Lori, we will have a whip around , see how much we can russle up lol

9 Jun, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Oh, no! I missed the party! And David and Grammazoo have guzzled all the vino..... Ah, well, I'll have a quite cuppa next to the pond in honour of Lori's pond and GoY tomorrow :-)

Great pond, BTW!

9 Jun, 2008

 

well sarah, cant have you drinking alone even if it is only a cupa so ill join you again,,,, who wud have thought my social life would improve by joining GOY

9 Jun, 2008

 

Don't you love virtual or cyber ...reality? Now we can party from home and well as work from home!!.. And as for the bar bill I mentioned...well it's virtual too! ahahaha

9 Jun, 2008

 

Hello Lori, I finally get here and who says the party is over? It's just continuing with my visit here too. I love reading your blog. Have you been a teacher or something? Just curious! I like the design of your pond and the area it is in. It looks, how can I say, Tuscan perhaps? And you have a pump as well. Did you get any fish yet? I would love to see a picture a little further down the line when the waterplants have grown. I notice the black soil you have, what is it? Here is terra cotta.I need my lawn otherwise the dogs will bring in too much dirt on their feet. The lawn acts like a mat, lol. No worries to me,as my hubby mows it. Keeps him outof mischief. After all it is also his garden. I must say your arrangement is very artistic and I like it a lot. You know what the Aussies slogan is: didyebringabeer, LOL.
And now I am going to have a look in your garden.....

9 Jul, 2008

 

Hello Marguerite... sorry to be so slow in response!! I've just found your kind comments... lol. I posted an update picture and guess I didn't put it in the right place 'cause it turned up at the top of the blog, instead of near the end...ohwell... I also posted a pic of the shorn fall garden plants and the continuation of the patio stone.... it seems I'm never done..always in a state of flux...deadline in next spring...so will keep plugging and hope that I meet it. terra cotta would be clayey and acid right? I was thinking about your lawn mat comment today as I shampooed and vacuumed a pound of garden soil out of Mandy's favourite spot to nap!
Didyebringabeer? or maybe didyebringacuppa? Canuk to Aussie... smoothstuffaye? dooyawannabrew?

2 Dec, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Top pic is amazing Lori - do a spy a sneaky hammock in the background? You haven't time for napping you know!

2 Dec, 2008

 

Oh, aye, Sid... dooyawannabrew... snoozeinthe'ammock?
lol....

2 Dec, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

I'd lovasnooseinthe'ammoc - annawanabrew...toooo! ;-)

2 Dec, 2008

 

LOL! Good on ya mate!

2 Dec, 2008

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