Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My World: Ponds after the Big Rain

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Mayhaw Pond; small trees on left are Mayhaws.

The first two are the pond; the third is water standing after several inches of rain fell. It is not permanent. Notice the Spanish moss, which grows where the humidity is high.


  1. Things are looking very springy. Lovely!

  2. Ahhh! I'd love to sit down on a chair near that pond and read a lovely fiction! How perfect that day would be!

  3. Looks like a great place to sit and drink tee and watch the birds, butterflies and dragonflies play.

  4. The trees are getting a good drink with all that water soaking the ground.

  5. I'm glad your getting some rain, I understand you need it.

  6. NellJean: Glad you gopt some rain to fill those empty ponds.

  7. Nell, thanks for your kind comment.
    The Persimmon I grew was a Japanese variety that is absolutely delicious. in historical times one usually grew a much smaller fruit that had to be ripened to almost rotting before it was edible and even then your mouth would often be covered with fuzzy felt if you got near the skin. The tree itself is beautiful, with shiny green leaves.
    Unfortunately I lost mine as so many of our fruit trees and a third of the garden, with our almost seven year drought.All our 5dams are dry and we have barely enough storage for the two households on our farm.


I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.

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