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?!

5 Comments:

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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