I love finding treasures that I had forgotten I had.
Earlier this week, our pond waterfall started slowing down...almost to a crawl. We love the music from the falls and with our weather cooling down, I love opening the back door in the mornings and hearing the splash of the water. It was sounding more like an annoying drip than a musical splash!
Guessing that the slow down had something to do with pipes and tree roots (especially because the water level in the pond seemed to be going down faster than normal), Vern started digging around the pipes, looking for any suspicious activity from the roots. In the process, he pulled out our little fish sculpture. I had forgotten I had it...it was tucked behind a potted sago which had doubled in size over the last year and totally covered the fish...
Here's one of the fish...the first one posterized in Photoshop and the second one rehued and resaturated, then posterized...I had fun playing with the photos...
I was happy to see my metal fish again and placed them on one of the wooden benches in the yard.
Oh, by the way, Vern did find the culprit...here it is...looks like a prehistoric fish. It's a mass of roots which invaded the pipe by way of one single, skinny root from the mesquite tree. That one root produced this ugly mass of feeder roots which were sucking down a lot of water.
Mission accomplished...the pond waterfall is fast...and musical. And, as a cool serendipity, a forgotten treasure is now on display...again.