Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Big Pond, Little Pond




This picture was taken in a park last summer in Weston Super Mare. There were many koi and smaller fish and the water lilies were out in flower.


This picture was also taken last summer when my miniature lilies were in flower in my mini pond! A bit of a contrast size wise. However I can look at mine whenever I want to!

I wonder what my son Sam is posting today?

25 comments:

Granny on the Web said...

I think your pond is much more welcoming to a passing Koi fish to land in!!
We have a stream in our garden, but it doesn't look as nice as your pond.... and there are no fish in it.
Love your photo's Maggie May
Love Granny

Eddie Bluelights said...

Lovely! Reminds me of the pond Mum and Dad used to have all those years ago. We had a lot of fish including a large yellow 'Coy' Carp we called The Yellow Submarine. Hm! I feel a post comming on!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I just love water lilies, thank you for these pictures, they've already brightened my day xx

Carletta said...

These are beautiful!
I'd love having one of those little ones.

'oh Maggie I couldn't have tried anymore' I loved that song. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Nessa said...

I love your mini pond. What a great idea.

Rabbit, rabbit.

The Gossamer Woman said...

I think your mini pond is the best. It's very nicely decorated and looks like a real big pond, only cozier. It looks like it came out of a fairytale. XOX

Tricia said...

Those minis are so cuuute! Great shots!

Suburbia said...

So pretty, I love water lilies. Your small pond is just as lovely :)

aims said...

I was thinking I should do this Maggie. Is it hard? Does it take a lot of upkeep?

Peter said...

Maggie,

There's something about water photos that makes me so relaxed - and I really need it at the moment!!

Lovely post, as always. While I've been away, I've been checking....

Peter

Akelamalu said...

Well yours may be on a smaller scale but it's just as beatiful. :)

jinksy said...

And yours is a more pleasing design, in that caring circle. (Circles remind me of hands held out in a bowl shape!) x

Jeni said...

Quality, not quantify, is what matters, right? And your pond, flowers, etc., all have the right quality so it matters not at all that it is smaller, does it? Pretty, very, very pretty!

nanatrish said...

Very very pretty. So relaxing and gorgeous.

Mickle in NZ said...

Lovely ponds, however, I far prefer yours. Especially with the glorious pink lily flower.

Something to look forward to, and maybe sit beside when the kitchen gets its Summer attack.

Huggles from me, Zebbycat is snoring away........hope your Thuresday is as beautiful as ours has been, Mickle xxx

The Dotterel said...

I didn't know ponds could be subject to the same Bonsai practises as trees! Wonderful.

Tink *~*~* said...

Water lilies are awesome - I always marvel at their architecture!

Tink *~*~*
Flower and Garden Festival Surprise

Violet said...

Another great miniature garden! Being able to sit and admire at any time is a definite advantage.

cheshire wife said...

Small is beautiful, as they say.

Granny Smith said...

These photos remind me of some of the drawings by M.C.Escher. He drew some realistic pond pictures that showed various levels - the lilies and floating leafs above the water and the koi below -although he also added the reflections on the the surface of the pond of surrounding landscape and sky.

These are lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

rosiescribble said...

Gorgeous photos, I like the smaller one best. Now I must wander over and meet your son!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

What divine pictures Maggie, I do love your little pond particularly.
M xx

Maggie May said...

Many thanks EVERYONE for the compliments about my mini pond!
Obviously the lilies are dormant at the moment and I must clean the pond out before everything springs back to like!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Hi Maggie: Haven't been by here lately...sorry, and I agree with all, the pond is beautiful. There is something very tranquil about a lily pond! Have a great weekend. :)

Hilary said...

I love the little pond. It must be so relaxing. A real day-brightener.