We've had lots of frogs out sunning themselves around the pond during our spell of warm weather. This spot next to the ceramic frog was a favorite last year, and it looks like it's going to be again this year.
Our five fish made it through the winter with the aid of a small water heater that keeps the ice from forming over the top of the pond.
The guys from Clearly Aquatics were here to clean out the ponds. They are about a month earlier than other years, but the ponds were already forming algae.
The cobblestone sides and bottom of this pond are pretty, but they are definitely not the favorite kind to clean. There's usually a coin toss, with the loser relegated to cleaning this pond.
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.