Several years ago at an auction I admired an old water pump and my husband, Scott, bought it for me, but it sat in the workshop for a year or more before I figured out what I wanted to do with it. One day I was sitting on my front porch, looking at a patch of ground directly in front of it and trying to figure out what it “needed.” Suddenly, I had the idea for a water feature that would incorporate that rusty old pump and, as a birthday gift for me, Scott built it. I absolutely love it!
The Perfect Spot
The placement has turned out to be perfect because it can be enjoyed from the porch, and if the front door is open I can sometimes hear the water trickling. I’ve had fun planting around the outside of it, as well as a water lily in it. I stacked some rocks at one end for some structure, and because I love rocks, and then added a little bear statuary that came with our house that looks perfectly at home in it. It looks like he’s fishing for the lonely goldfish in it that I named “Fred.” I intend to get him some friends.
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