For the past several months, we have featured the constantly changing world of Karen's gardens. However, now that autumn has rolled into town, the height of the gardening season is quickly coming to a close. So, we thought it best to turn the camera away from the typical flower and herb gardens and onto the pond near Karen's home. She considers it to be a sort of garden all its own: a water garden full of wildlife, beauty, and inspiration.
A Source of Inspiration
There are countless sources of inspiration to be found on such a day. Karen seems quite content to just take in the sounds of the woodpeckers and the sight of the changing leaves. She says it was this pond that sold her on the house. The ever-changing surroundings have reinforced this feeling in her mind. The pond never finds itself lacking for company, whether it's the graceful blue heron, the families of ducks, or the shy painted turtles.
The inspiring sights only continued as Karen and Greg came upon their own personal garden of water lilies. Very reminiscent of Monet's paintings, they add a special sort of charm to the pond.
The "treasure trove," known only to those who have allowed themselves a chance to truly explore, is the cove that’s located at the end of the pond. It is there that you can sit and yodel to your heart's content. Your echo will bounce all around you, as you look back across the rippling waves.