Thursday, October 01, 2009

Cleaning the Balboa Park Pond

On a recent trip to the park, I ran across these guys carefully picking the dead leaves out of the water. It was actually kind of mesmerizing, watching them slowly weave through the water, pluck-pluck-plucking, then weaving away again, winding around the pool.

I never thought about the fact that you'd have to have someone going through there once in a while to keep it nice! Who knew?!


Blogger Jilly said...

Beautiful shot. Love the image, the figure in the water, the ripples, those gorgeous archways in the background. Stunning.

Thu Oct 01, 09:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Steffe said...

I didn't. Keeping the pond free of leaves seems like an impossible task.

Thu Oct 01, 09:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Thanks, Jilly - I've had it for a while. I've held off on using it here because the landscape isn't lined up right (makes me feel like I'm falling off the page to the right). lol.

Thu Oct 01, 12:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TOG said...

I just came out of the garden where I was in my pond cleaning the spent water lily leaves. And I had to trim out a very spiny aroid. It's nice to see such a large pond like yours. Sometimes doing the dirty work makes my pond just as nice as a really great pond like the one you showed me. Thank you for the view.

Thu Oct 01, 02:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie said...

I thought they just drained it and cleaned it once a year. I've been returning to this pond since the 1940's, and this is the first time I have ever seen anyone skimming leaves off the bottom.

Thu Oct 01, 07:11:00 PM PDT  

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