Four seasons of a pond

14 Jun

If you build a pond these are the four stages you will go through every year:

(unless you live in a nice warm place but bear with me here)

During the season we call Winter let’s just call the pond FROZEN.

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Nothing happening unless your pond is deep and you leave the Goldfish or Koi outside to chill out.

As the Frozen season departs the pond thaws and we have that beautiful time of year when the birds chirp and the frogs croak and the pond is STINKY.

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Hey man, I mean stink, stank, stunk, ya know.

After some hard work we have the briefest season of all, which is simply CLEAN. The water is clear, the bottom of the pond is bare.

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This doesn’t last long. After A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall the worms crawl in and die. Leaves blow in. Dirt blows in. Everything is Blowin In The Wind, right into your nice, formerly clean,  pond.

The best time of year I call LUSH.

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The plants are growing like a jungle. Maybe your fish are breeding. The pond is alive from every angle. Insects on the flowers and in the ground. Birds bathing in the stream. Frogs and Toads , of course, find this oasis you have created. This is why you have a pond. After all the work, and the smell, you have a little paradise in your life.

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3 Responses to “Four seasons of a pond”

  1. becomingcliche June 15, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    The frozen shot is amazing!

  2. Koi Pond Guy September 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I love the four seasons of the pond breakdown, am very familiar with Pond Seasons myself. Thanks for the laugh! LUSH is absolutely my favorite as well, all that work to get to the little bit of paradise.

    • fishtanx2011 January 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Thank you for the nice comments. Koi and Turtles present the same problems don’t they. They eat all the aquatic plants and then poop like cows.

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