Friday, June 8, 2012

The Fountain

 The fountain is up and running.

 Remember when it looked like this? (click on any photos to enlarge) Each rock had to be scrubbed clean.

 It took a lot of elbow grease to scrub loose paint and rust off of the fountain.

 Then I had to prime and paint the whole thing.

 It was worth it to see it running once again.

 Next project is lifting all of these crooked pavers.  The roots from the honey locusts have to be pried up and cut.  Then the pavers need to be relaid evenly.  It is rather treacherous to walk back here right now.

A long shot from the end of the pool.  Ahhh...nothing like the sound of running water on a hot day.

17 comments:

jody said...

your fountain and pool is beautiful! all the work is so worth it...
my husband grew up in europe and so grew up eatting peanut sause on french fries and such. so i use to make it often. yum. will have to make some when the kids come home. enjoy your day! and i hope your hand is healing..nicely.

Barbara F. said...

Just beautiful! Hope you get to take a dip and relax (oh, can you get your hand wet yet?) xo

Patty Woodland said...

It looks lovely and the sound of running water is so very relaxing

Lisa said...

Just beautiful! I have a small pond and waterfall, and the sound of water is so relaxing. BTW, I really love your blog.
Lisa

laurie said...

such a beautiful fountain, your hard work shows in the beauty of your gardens,

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Beautiful, Beautiful!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Looks fabulous!! Do you have acreage or just a rather big yard? Either way, still loving your beautiful pics!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Just gorgeous!!! You are such a hard worker (& in the heat!) Very inviting!!! I picture myself dipping my toes into the refreshing pool water.

Guillaume said...

I love fountains.

Robin Larkspur said...

Whew! That was a lot of work, and now I am very tired!!! lol! Hope you can enjoy the pool...can you swim with the hand, or do you have to wait?

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Beautiful! and the color is perfect!
I love the sound a fountain gives!

Have a great day!
Christer.

edenhills said...

What a beautiful place to relax and try to stay cool. :-)

Barb said...

Your fountain is beautiful!! It looks perfect with your outdoor furniture!(I'm typing this myself and yes, teeth are very useful!)

Nellie said...

What a refreshing garden! Just the perfect spot for a summer day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful job, Jaz!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

And...how did you do this with a bum hand...may I ask??
Your yard...is ..just gorgeous!
You don't mind if I just ..sorta drop in for a month or so...do you?
:):)

Toriz said...

Your garden sounds like aheavenly place to be!