As I write this, I’m feeling a little guilty because I haven’t shared much about my pond this year despite saying I’d do so. The truth is, when I’m sitting by the pond enjoying its beauty and serenity, I don’t feel much like grabbing my camera for pictures. I just want to enjoy the experience without thinking about camera angles and shutter speeds. I did however, manage to snap a couple photos with my phone, along with a video that you’ll find at the end of today’s post.
To be honest, I don’t feel like I can capture the true beauty of my koi pond with a camera. I did take photos about a month ago but they just weren’t worthy. I’ll try again. I promise!
Summer is rolling along and I’m working on a new project that I can’t share with you just yet. I’m pretty excited about it and I hope it’s something you’ll enjoy. Maybe next Friday I can give more info!
Another project that is hopefully in the works soon is my paver patio. The guy came out today to treat the weeds in the driveway that’s getting repaved with gravel. They’re doing the patio and driveway at the same time so I do hope it’s soon.
Well, let’s get on to this week’s Friday Finds!
Since I was just talking about the patio, I’ll share these landscaping tips from Midwest Living magazine. I’m always looking for ways to improve my yard. It’s a bit of an obsession, really. I’m constantly looking at everything with a critical eye and I know it bugs my husband. LOL. I hope you can relate!
Since we’re talking about the garden, we might as well talk about houseplants too. Most of you know about my love for plants and I found this super cute polka-dot plant which is in the begonia family. Brittany shares how to properly care for it – now I just need to find one!
Lark and Linen is a blog I used to read regularly but I don’t read blogs as much as I used to. I rekindled my fondness for Lark and Linen when I stumbled across this beautiful decorator’s home that Jacquelyn featured recently.
Paper and Stitch is another blog I turned to frequently – mostly for craft projects. But she just bought a new house and I’m crushing on her fireplace makeover on a budget!
Speaking of crafts, I’m intrigued by this idea for framing a piece of a vintage rug. What a great way to make an old rug last longer! Let me know if you give this a try.
And finally, here’s the video of my pond that I took last weekend. Hubby thinks it’s beginning to look a little bit like a jungle. I have a tendency to over-plant. Turn up the volume so you can enjoy the sound of the waterfalls!