Linderhof


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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

From Dirt to Water

Welcome to Met Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. It's a great day to show all of the BIG changes that we've made -- inside or outside!

Having lived at Linderhof for 21 years our metamorphasis are far and few between. We've done our changing. From the aqua living room to the awful vanity in the bathroom, we've painted and changed and even changed again.

But . . . . occasionally, just occasionally, there is something new at Linderhof!

A triangle in the garden outside the breakfast room. At one time (in the 20's) it was supposedly a rose bed. We put the heated bird bath there this winter for it gave a good view of the birds. But it is not a pretty site. So unpretty, in fact, that the cat even has it's back turned! This is Point A.

But a couple of days of work (not by us -- we're not that talented) and we have a pond complete with a happy cat spewing water! It's not too big just 4 x 6 but I can imagine it with some plants and fish darting back and forth -- what whimsy that. Goldfish swimming under the cat!
It's stone and concrete which would be the type of pond in the garden of a 1920's house. And we are excited that our ugly triangle has now turned into a useful pond. It is Point B.

When I get the landscaping done there will be a Point C and that will be another Met Monday post!

36 comments:

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love your little pond! It's about the size of mine. I have two goldfish in it. And probably four plants, which come to overpower it in a few months. But I love the sound of the water flowing when I go outside. You're going to love it!
Brenda

marty39 said...

Gorgeous pond. I can't wait to see the rest of the landscaping. Such a beautiful and peaceful sound with the water trickling out. I know you will enjoy it. Hugs, Marty

Acorn Cottage said...

I love the idea of the cat and the fishes together. I too have a triangle to tackle. I'm planning on planting some herbs in it for easy access off the back porch!

Tracy said...

The pond is fabulous, can't wait to see it landscaped and with pretty fish swimming in it. What a great view you will have from the dining room.

Susan said...

Love your pond and I can't wait to see it after you have done the landscaping!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It really looks fantastic! I love the pond and the cat fountain.
~Michelle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful! We have fountains, but we've always wanted a little pond. We had a big pond at the farm, but it's not quite the same.:-)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your little pond. I have a fountain next to my entry and I have had a terrible time getting the pump to work. I'm gonna have to get Mr. Honey to do something about it. I think I will show him your lovely pond.

susan said...

I love this and have always wanted the sound of running water nearby--alas, I will have to turn on the sprinkler for that :) Thanks!

Melissa Miller said...

This is gorgeous!
You are a great landscape artist. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a delightful view you have now! That little pond is perfect. Love the cat! laurie

Pondside said...

Lovely little pond. Can you hear the water splashing when you're inside?
I look forward to seeing the Point C photos.

Martha said...

If the door is open, we can hear it from inside -- and that I like very much!

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love your new pond, love the cat!

Linda said...

Just perfect - love that pond! Linda

Shelia said...

Love your pond and the spitting cat! Just kidding! It's adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

That is a beautiful addition! A fountain is so cool to have at any home... Great job! Happy Monday! Take a picture again with the fishes...

Joyce said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your pond. We have a pond here and I can't take credit for mine either (except to say I've managed to keep all the fish alive for going on 6 years-no small feat!)

We plan to recreate it when we move back to the states. I love the plants-they are just starting to bloom. The iris are my favorite-didn't know there was a variety that grew in a pond. I love the lily pads too.

I plan to post a picture on my blog once everything is in full bloom.

Have a happy Monday! I'll come back here again-I see you have a bunch of recipes I'd love to try : )

DesignTies said...

How cute is that cat spout?! Love your new little pond :-) Looking forward to seeing it after you've done the landscaping -- it's going to look great!!

Thanks for your comment on my virtual kitchen post. I really hope I can make my dream kitchen a reality one of these days :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow, that looks awesome. Does your cat like the space now? :)
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Martha said...

I'd say so -- he's happily spitting water!

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love your pond and how clever, the cat over looking the fish below. Running water is such a soothing sound. I know you are going to enjoy your new pond.

Carolyn

The Norwegian said...

I always love to see what you will do with something. My first thought puts me as a visitor to Linderhof - enjoying results of whatever effort you have put forth.
This pond is fun - and I can SEE goldfish! Even as I compose my thoughts I can hear the sound of the water!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous fountain!

Chari said...

Hi Martha...

Ohhhh my...what a grand transformation! I love your new fountain and that kitty is just precious! I don't believe that I've ever seen a cat fountain before...so unique and I love it!!!

Happy Met Monday!
Chari

Mary said...

The pond was a marvelous transformation of a difficult spot. Great job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cute pond! Yes I can see the fish with the cat - how funny -- but then having had dogs all my life - I can also see a dog laying in the pond in the summer to cool down and the cat "spitting" on him! LOL.

Monica said...

Can't wait to see point C.I've always wanted a pond,maybe we'll work on that next spring.

Shady Creek Lane said...

What a cute little pond. I will anxiously be waiting for point C, I'll bet it will be amazing.
Connie

Cathy said...

Oh my, how I would love to leave a window or door open and hear the sound of running water.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the pond & the cat fountain.

Joyce said...

Very cute with that cat!
Joyce

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your little pond/fountain is really nice. You'll need to post again when you get it all planted. I'm sure this will be a wonderful place for you to view.

jen said...

Wow!! I can only imagine how much more charming it will be with the fish and pretty plants!! Looks lovely!!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I look forward to stopping back to visit you again!

Jen

janet said...

oh wow, your pond looks awesome. I find them so relaxing
hugs
janet

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous! Golfish swimming under the cat would be too funny!

Manuela