Next up is the Russell's pond. It was quite a large pond sited under a good canopy of trees. The pond itself was only about two feet deep; which I thought was interesting. In fact, there was at least one or two other ponds that were two feet deep. I am used to koi ponds being about three feet deep but it seems that in this area they can be much shallower. The koi were all very happy.
This pond had great reflective qualities due to the shade.The waterfall was quite large and really looked natural and inviting in its setting on the shady hill.
In fact, the pond area was so inviting this friendly butterfly made itself right at home. Occasionally it would land on a visitor then flutter off.
There were several pieces of art located in this hillside garden. My eye was immediately drawn to this concrete stool. There was also another concrete piece close by. I did not get to ask who was the artist but hope they know their work is wonderful....
in the garden....
If you wish to buy tickets for this Saturday's pond tour (9-4), you can do so at Dave's Small Engine and Repair on the bypass, or at Orgain Building and supply. You can also contact the MCWGS via their webpage. On tour day you can buy tickets at the MCWGS tent set up in front of Dave's Small Engines.
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