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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Rock....a simple fountain story

One day 17 years ago I carried (very slowly) this rock up a giant hill.  I found it down by the creek below our house.  I loved that it had a little indent in it.   Did I mention that I collect rocks?

Some years I had flowers tucked in the center. 

Other years I'd have a shallow pool of water for butterflies to stop by for a drink and a rest.

This year, Dino asked if he could have the rock.  I him-hawed around a bit but finally agreed. 

While making breakfast a few weekends ago, he carried the rock past me in the kitchen and down into our basement.  By the time we were ready to eat, this is what he made.  What a pleasant surprise!

Dino drilled a hole right through that rock and fished a tube down the center.  He connected the tube to a very cheap pump someone gave us.

The tiny prefab pond was already there.  All Dino had to do was take our old grill grate, support it with a piece of treated lumber and placed it over the pond.   Then he set that big rock on the grate and hid the rest of it with smaller rocks.  Plugged it in and taadaa!  A new fountain.

It's in a perfect spot right off our back porch, which is where we eat every meal in the summer.  I can even hear it from my kitchen.  I love it so much!

And so do these guys. 

 The end.


ctlogcabin said...

Oh Jenn how Perfect, I Love it !!
So natural looks like it has always been there.
Nice that you can EnJoy it from inside or out,
bet its a great soothing sound ... YaY Dino !!
Have a Great Memorial Day Week-End !!
Love & Hugs ~ Connie xox

Penelope's Beehive said...

Good heavens, what a delightful surprise! The fountain is absolutely SPLENDID! Hmmmm...does Dino make house calls?
Wishing you a wonderful day Jenn!
Sunshine hugs,
Judy xo

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wonderful! Water is such soothing sound.
Hugs :)

BumbleBeeLane said...

It turned out wonderful.I love to hear the tinkling of water.You'll enjoy it so much while sitting out there relaxing.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Just so relaxing & beautiful~awe the beauty~
Have a wonderful Memorial weekend

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Jenn,
What a wonderful thing for Dino to do for you...without even having to ask!! That is what I call the PERFECT GIFT!!
How beautiful to have your own "cafe" to enjoy!!
Have a lovely day!!
Warm Hugs~~

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