ANNUAL POND TOUR - Links to Ripples - Images and Videos by Francis
Use the links below to view videos of all of the ponds.Be patient as it is a big file and takes about 25 seconds or so to load.
Austin Pond Society held its 2014 Annual Pond Tour on the weekend of
June 7, 8 with nine ponds on the south side showing on Saturday and
eleven on the North side showing on Sunday. There were also two ponds
that showed Saturday night, one of which was also on the day tour.
ponds ranged in size from very big which were the Sun City
Commemorative pond in Georgetown and the other was the Dell Children's
Medical Center. Both of these ponds were probably a little less than an
acre in size.
The reverse of that was a small pond in Cedar Park
which was about 300 gallons, very small indeed. The contrast in size and
obviously styles, is a great example that a pond does not have to be
very big to be a thing of beauty. The small pond was set off by a wonderfully well-kept yard.
Other than the obvious size differences, all of the ponds and gardens had their own characteristics. Some were
ground, others had large waterfalls and streams. Yet others were
uniquely decorated with statues and other items of interest. One was
surrounded by model houses complete with miniature furniture and little
people waving to welcome you in. Another pond also served as a rainwater collection system and was very uniquely engineered. One even had a live parrot perched in
the tree above the pond who seemed to enjoy all of the attention he got.
visited every pond as Editor of the Ripples, our on-line newsletter for
the Pond Society. I filmed and then edited twenty-three videos and took
enough images for the same number of slide shows and put them into this
publication with a write up of each of them. The write ups are from the
Pond Tour Program by Karl Tinsley. Thanks Karl for letting me use your
watch the entire program of all twenty ponds and the night pond in a
page by page format with links to each of the videos and slide shows
separate for each pond, use the following link,
Ripples Publication June 2014
or copy this link into your browser https://pondblog2011.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/publication-july-2014-final.pdf
the Annual Tour by a week and included in the Ripples, was the Annual SPLASH! Party which Jeannie
Ferrier and Steven Monfrini very graciously hosted for the second year
in a row. The event is for the owners and volunteers to get to meet and
know each other before the Tour and also for everyone to be clued in to
the way things needed to be done. Karl Tinsley, as the Head Honcho of
the tour, spent some time with the explanations and answered the
questions from the members. The party was a huge success and was well
attended. It was also Jeannie Ferrier, APS President's birthday
celebrated by all with a slice of cake. Happy Birthday, Jeannie. Incidentally, the food for the party was supplied by one of our sponsors La Familia. Thank you for such a scrumptious meal, thoroughly enjoyed by all.
included in this version of the Ripples, is a write-up the first ever
Sponsor Night dedicated to all of the wonderful sponsors of the Pond
Society and the Pond Tour. Those sponsors that were able to attend each
had five minutes to talk to the assembled audience and had a booth
where they were able to sell their wares and give out information.
evening was a huge success setting it as an annual event. The tour
itself was also very successful as the weather cooperated enough even
though we had a couple of brief showers. At least it was much cooler
than in previous years. From my observations, the owners all enjoyed
being on the tour and most were relaxed enough around the camera
(especially the parrot who hammed it up every time a camera was pointed
Enjoy the videos and slide shows. Just click on the link below.