I’m Living It!
If you use Facebook, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a movement called “Living the Pond Life [click here].” It’s a lifestyle group that was started by Karrie and Lloyd Lightsey. The group is a great place to visit and enjoy ponds, the pond lifestyle and photos of people who are loving life via ponds. It has really taken off and has quite a few followers. If you’re not currently on there, be sure to check it out. A shout-out also goes to Gerard Touhy [link] and Jason Lenox [link] for getting the Facebook site up and running. Good job to all!
It sure caught my attention — I’m all-in and living it! I’ve been on the road here and there this spring. I attended a publisher’s seminar in Austin a few weeks back. I came in early and had a wonderful escort — Matt Boring. He took me around to several ponds where I was able to get some great photos for future POND Trade issues. I also had the privilege to visit and spend some time with Scott Butler-Sofran of Sonoran Water Gardens out in Silver Bell, Arizona. Scott gave me a tour of his operations and showed me a thing or two about plant propagation. The photo above is me thoroughly enjoying myself that day.
By turning the pages, you, my POND Trade friend, are “Living the Pond Life.” We have a super issue for you. As promised in my last column, we have a wonderful roundup of shade plants that Kelly Billing [story link] and Zac DeGarmeaux [story link] wrote. You probably also noticed that beautiful waterfall on the cover. Dave Duensing [story link] taught me a thing or two with his very in-depth discussion of how to fine-tune the look and sound of falling water. Finally, you might get a real kick out of John Olson’s article, in which he shares some of the tall tales his customers have told him. You’ve probably heard a few of them yourself!
Time to get out there and start “Living the Pond Life” — it’s contagious!