Lessons learned from a pond

In the style of Robert Fulghum
RELATED TOPICS: water features
Healthy, balanced ponds provide natural habitats for wildlife of all kinds. Here, Jake, Travis, and Joel (left to right) are collecting tadpoles along the banks of the pond on our Redstone Railroad.
Pat Hayward
I like to look at the act of gardening as a similar, though perhaps less lofty, pursuit. Challenges, such as keeping the neighbors' cats out, trying to decipher nearly invisible labels, and killing off bindweed (permanently) help to keep my mind focused on what's important in life. The changing seasons illustrate the dynamic nature of life; the constant, howling summer winds teach me to bend and compromise; and the endless rocks

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