The Blue Lagoon

7.17.2012

After working in the yard on Sunday I sat in one of the chairs by the pond and was enjoying the view of the water lilies. I thought they were going to completely die out after we treated the pond for too many water plants and algae, but they have surprised me and come back.

This was my view directly in front of me from the chair. The water is a very pretty blue from some blue dye I put in several weeks ago. The dye helps to filter the sun out in order to keep the growth of algae down.

The lilies are at the other end of the pond from where I was sitting so I had to get close to them to get good pictures since I don't have a strong zoom lens. I need to get one some time.











Now you can see the color of the water. Makes it look like part of the tropics.
I guess I will pretend I am somewhere tropical.

Have a beautiful day and I hope to see y'all tonight for Wow Us Wednesdays!

45 comments:

  1. so lovely..that first picture looks like a painting by Van Gogh

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  2. I just love lilies on the pond. A friend of ours just got done building their French style chateau on a gorgeous 30 acres with a 10 acre pond that is covered in lilies. Its gorgeous to sit at the gazebo and look out over them and the home. You have a beautiful view!

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  3. Oh, my! What a wonderful place to sit and relax. I am sure I am not the only person to comment that it looks like Monet's garden at Giverny. I think I would get nothing done but to sit and relax in that spot.

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  4. What a great moment of nature! Did you know you can buy a purple uv light that will eliminate the algae and keep the water crystal clear?

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  5. So pretty and relaxing! I agree with the Monet comment! :)

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  6. It looks so relaxing and pretty! I love the water lilies.

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  7. A lovely place to enjoy a bit of peace!

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  8. Just gorgeous water lilies!

    Is that blue dye safe for fish and birds? Just wondering how it affects them - ??

    Love that view, what a peaceful beautiful place.

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  9. Wow, Your yard is beautiful! I told my husband we need to put a water plant in our little pond to help on algae. I didn't know about the water dye! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi Kim,
    I love your Lily pond...its just the perfect place to sit and relax by. The color of the water is so peaceful.
    Have a sweet day,
    Elizabeth

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  11. Love the pond. Love the water lilies! What an awesome spot to relax & rejuvenate! xo, Ron

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  12. What ever happened about the giant snakes?! I still get chills thinking about them - did more show up?

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  13. Kim, Your water lilies are beautiful and great photos! How cool that you can put blue dye in the pond to control the algae. Does it keep the snakes away? LOL

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  14. such pretty Lily's! I sure hope all those snakes are gone now!

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  15. Beautiful pictures! Such a nice, quiet spot to sit and relax.

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  16. What a beautiful place to sit and relax Kim!

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  17. We haven't seen any snakes in a couple of months now.

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  18. It relaxes me justs eeing these pics! So serene and beautiful. The lilies are gorgeous!!! Have a great day and I will be back tonight;) XO, Pinky

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  19. Wow Kim...I would sit there and never want to move...except for a refill on so good southern sweet tea. Beautiful:)

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  20. So pretty! This is amazing.

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  21. What a beautiful scene you have there in your backyard, Kim... love it!

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  22. Monet would have loved this. Who need Giverny when you have this lovely scene.

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  23. It's 100 degrees here today and just looking at your pond and lovely flower pics cooled me off by about 15 degrees! :) Beautiful!

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  24. that is so pretty, such a blue blue, the flowers are just like from a painting, just beautiful.You live in a beautiful spot,

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  25. Your pond is beautiful Kim! Thanks for the tip on adding blue dye. This year our pond has so much algae. We keep having to treat it. Our fish have been gasping for air.

    Dee

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  26. Beautiful lily pads. Looks like a wonderful place to sit on a blanket and picnic basket.

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  27. Your pond looks so serene and beautiful!!! Those lilies are gorgeous....my husband would be so envious! LOL...His Koi think his lily is the salad bar and are always chomping on it!
    ~Des

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  28. Your pond is beautiful, I love the blue color. Are the snakes all gone? Hugs, Marty

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  29. Your dying your pond had me thinking of when they dye the Chicago River here green for St. Patty's day ... though, I think it ends up looking more blue!

    Lovely photography!

    :)

    Linda

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  30. That last shot is completely dreamy! The color is stunning and the flowers are gorgeous. What a pretty, pretty post!

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  31. Kim, your pond is absolutely gorgeous! Your photos look so pretty too.

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  32. That is gorgeous, Kim. I love all the lilies and the color of the water. I wish I could dye our bay water to look this blue- xo Diana

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  33. This is so beautiful! I can't imagine having such a peaceful place to relax right in your own yard!

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  34. What a lovely and serene setting you've carved out for yourselves!

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  35. Your pond is simply gorgeous with those wonderful lilies...it must be so nice to sit out there and enjoy that wonderful view...Never knew about the blue dye...how very interesting!

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  36. Your pond is beautiful. There's just something relaxing about sitting by the water- I'd never get anything done. :)

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  37. We did the same to our pond this year and it has helped so much with the algae. When we had the flood in the fall it really took a toll on many of our water plants, our poor lily's are trying to old on. Only one bloom this year.
    Your pond looks beautiful!

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  38. Your photos of your lovely water lilies made me swoon - not only at how beautiful your view is, but imagining how sweetly fragrant your air must be with their perfumed scent wafting across you as you sit in your chair by the pond. How delightful! Worth every bit of effort you've put into the yard & pond's maintenance.

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