Monday, August 27, 2012

Hurricane Isaac

Our local media is spending 24/7 on the air whipping folks into a frenzy over Hurricane Isaac.  Isaac is supposed to come ashore on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and follow the same path.  Therefore we are having flashbacks of that awful time.

But Isaac is only a category 1 storm and Katrina was  a category 5. That's a big difference.  So big that aside from making extra ice and storing extra water, we are planning a few days of relaxation.

People in South Louisiana are already evacuating, but so would I if I lived a few inches above sea level and tides were expected to rise several feet.  Wind pushes the ocean inland as well and those levels can get much higher, sometimes up to 20 feet.  So, yes I would be pushing north if I lived there.

We are a grand 12' above sea level here and some 6 miles from Lake Pontchartrain.  I am pretty sure we are safe.

Oh, what do we do to our ponds to keep them safe during a storm like Isaac or Katrina. Absolutely nothing, that's what.  And that's nice.

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And here's a pretty photo just for something nice to look at while we watch storm clouds coming in.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Photos continue

This pond is in filtered sun and under lots of pine trees.  The empty spot screamed for a pond, so I built an above ground one with cinderblocks and a liner.  Because of the shade, I was able to plant taro in the water.  Gotta be careful of taro tho. It's invasive.

I got this pond on Bainbridge Island in Washington State up and running again to the delight of this guy who greeted me in the morning and defiantly claimed it as his.

I wrote a book about ponds.  You can buy it here.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Ponds I have built

I am gonna post some photos of ponds I have built through the years. They might give you an idea of how to design your pond.

Pics keep me from having to think of a real post......

This is pond on concrete and the second floor of a condo complex. Because of its size and that it was in full sun, I used a UV light and commercial filter at a cost of nearly $4000.00. There are 12 tons of Arkansas moss rocks there....and we hauled them up to the second floor by hand. Whew.

This pond was a joy to build. Or I should say rebuild. Someone did it wrong, so I had to fix it.  The clients loved plants, so we did the best we could to add plenty of them.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Hard Copy, Maybe.

I am working on getting my book published as a hard copy, one you can hold in your hands.  Even take into the field with you as you dig a hole.  I don't know all the details yet, but will let you know as I find out.

Hold a good thought.

You can get it via ebook now.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About My Book.

I pop up when you least expect it.  Like a bull frog in a pond.
Have you seen the ranking of my book, "A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining your Pond?"

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Kewl, yes?  The book was published February 10, 2012 and has rarely sunk below the top ten best sellers in the genre.  

If you are here looking for pond information, then you need to buy one.  

Just click  HERE and in less than a minute, it will be on your e-reader, photos and all.

Have a great day.