We added a pond to our backyard last spring. It’s not the typical in the ground pond. Instead, concrete was poured to form an L-shape right next to the house and the pond hugs the outside far corner of our living room space. The pond’s pump circulates the water from the upper pond to the lower pond through a small waterfall. As I sit inside, I hear the soothing water sound and see the shimmering light reflected onto the living room ceiling.
My husband, the architect, designed this and explains it as a biophilic design, which google explains to me is “an approach to architecture that seeks to connect building occupants more closely to nature creating a more productive and healthy built environment for people.” I know I just like sitting in my living room even more now thanks to the pond!
Yesterday, I noticed that the birds also like it! This week’s warmer weather caused my backyard to be more active. I especially enjoyed viewing these feathered creatures visit my pond. They fly to the ponds edge, lean over and dunk their beak into the water. As they busy themselves building their springtime nests, I’m glad they remembered where they can stop for a sip of water.
NOTE: As I looked through my photo gallery on my phone, I’m reminded of what I can look forward to come July as this will be the view from my pond: