Some day, I'll create a wonderful water feature... but not in my current yard and garden. I know that there are small water features you can build, but I would want something large enough to support beautiful water plants and a whole mess of koi.
Since that's not going to happen in my teeny tiny lot, I opt to forego water features in lieu of lush plantings and lots of edibles. In the meantime, pictures from Uncle D and Aunt B's pond will feed my envy--er, allow me to enjoy a water garden without actually having one.
The above is their first lotus blossom of the year. If I hadn't seen the bud on it during my last visit, I would wonder if D grabbed a stock photo to email over in an effort to put one over on me. It just looks too perfect... but I guess that's what the lotus is all about, right?
Good thing I look good in green.