Austin Pond Society After Party 2017

Austin Pond Society After Party 2017

At the invitation of one of our sponsors, Texas Ponds and Water Features and its owner Matt Boring, the members of the Austin Pond Society and many of the pond owners, who had so graciously put their ponds on this year’s Tour, were entertained to Hamburgers with all of the fixin’s and a goodly supply of beer following everyone’s exertions of the day.

The event was held at a soon to be ‘Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden’ that is still under construction. There are a couple of food trailers already on the site. The new place will be serving craft coffees and locally made beers and cocktails. The food trucks are Leroy and Lewis BBQ and Lotus Joint- ‘Tacos con Chutney’. Eventually, they will also feature live music. What is interesting about this location is that Matt built a fair sized pond and waterfall as an added attraction. It has a couple of large Koi in it and is surrounded by a whole variety of Cactus in pots. Just a little unusual. Another unique attraction is the main pole that holds up the canvas covers has a face carved out of the top. Someone said it was a replica of Willie Nelson or maybe they were just hoping…Click on any picture and then use the side arrows to move along.

There were probably around 50 people that showed up and braved the inclement weather spending their time talking about the Tour and the many things that happened along the way.

Below is a small collection of pictures shot at the event.

Finally, somebody had started a raised garden which contained vegetables. Very industrious especially if the added attraction of fresh veggies are included in the food trailer menus.
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Austin Pond Society Annual Pond Tour – South, 2017

Austin Pond Society Annual Pond Tour – South, 2017

The Austin Pond Society held its 23rd Annual Pond Tour on June 3-4, 2017. The South Tour was held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 with a total of 9 ponds. All were exceptional and all offered something just a little different,

Below is a video of the South Ponds.

Austin Pond Society South Tour 5-5-2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

The Beauty of Water Lilies and Lotus.

Before attending the Austin Pond Society monthly meeting held at Zilker Botanical Gardens this past Monday, I had the opportunity to take a few pictures of the Willy Burg Memorial Pond that is putting on a show of water lilies and lotus. Every year, under the guidance of Darren Bayhi assisted by volunteers from the Pond Society, they clean and scrub out this pond and then spend considerable time in re-potting the water lilies and lotus and the other plants that occupy this pond throughout the year.
Enjoy the images.


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