Who said you shouldn’t chase waterfalls? June 28, 2011
With the roof mostly installed and the inside waterfall gone what could be a better project than making an outside waterfall? We installed a pond on a whim one summer. We do a lot of things on a whim, which then mostly get finished, but have been talking about a waterfall, well, a real waterfall for the pond for sometime. We have had a little tub, with a lip, sitting in various locations for the past year, the latest spot for it was on an overturned garbage can. The waterfall sounded wonderful but didn’t look all that great.
My grand plan was to use all the broken bricks, from knocking out a brick entertainment center, chicken wire and cement and make a beautiful fake rock waterfall. Hubby had a completely different plan that involved retaining wall blocks and a stock tank. To say the least, I was a TAD bit disappointed, pouting may have occurred.
With the pouting fit out of the way, I could finally see my hubby’s vision, and got on board with it. It did help that he told me we would still make rocks. Then we had the big task of finding a vessel to make the water actually fall. We talked about getting one of those preformed waterfall trays, or liner or even another little tub. It was late afternoon, I was pooped, didn’t wanna go shopping so I wandered around thinking about what we had that we could use. Actually, I was still pouting at this point, and the wandering helped get over it. I was hoping to find some beautiful, forgotten about ceramic/clay piece. Nope, this is what I found isn’t he beautiful? Actually, that is his brother, I didn’t think to take a pic until now.
I had jokingly said, what if we had the water come out his nose, you think that would work? Instead of saying, that is a horrible idea, which I half hoped he would, he pulled out his drill, dug out the poor tiki’s nose and then used the hose on him. The poor tiki had gone from planter to waterfall in five minutes.
The waterfall is still in its dry run phase. Poor tiki needs a hole in his back, a hose to the stock tank, and we still need another waterfall from the filter tank to the stock tank and several more retaining wall blocks. Who’s idea was this waterfall anyway?