I finally have a few pictures of the pond I put in last month. It’s is still evolving, but it’s got enough plants and critters now to be pleasant to look at. I found a top-notch nursery/water plant/fish place on Baker Rd. They are brand new, and have downtown Ann Arbor pricing at a country lot , (which hurts. Ow) but both the fish and plants were unique and vigorous, which you don’t always get at the big-box stores. The tiny Japanese Maple actually came from another part of the yard that I thought was getting enough sun, but clearly wasn’t. It should do better here. Raccoons have visited, prompting a false bottom of heavy pavers, (Thank you, Guy!) which gives the fish a happy place to go at night. This is the fourth pond I’ve put in, and I think it’s my favorite.
And I’ve got my pond outside my office window again. I’ve already had a robin bathing in it, which grounds me in a way nothing else can.