In 1994 I told our son’s friend, who had graduated from college in architecture, that we wanted a pond in the backyard. In a week he presented us his plan and 2 months later 36 tons of gigantic stone was delivered and that’s when we looked at each other and said, “What are we doing?” We trusted Matt (the designer) so we all “dug in.” The hole was dug, the liners installed and the placing of the boulders began. By winter it was filled with water and the stream bed was started.
In the years since the pond has become our “peace place”. We live in Rockford, IL in a wooded area which had been left wild while we were busy raising our three children. As the pond has matured, it has become an oasis for us as well as nature’s visitors such as dragon flies, butter flies, bees, birds, toads and frogs to name a few. Trust is a good thing! Thanks for sharing your amazing peaceful place with us!
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