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This is the last of the series of 'a walk down the slope' of the back yard. I actually shot this one at the end of February just after three days of off and on heavy rain that filled the pond level higher than it has been in years....made the water muddy looking! Alas, the dam at the far end of the pond leaks, so the water level is back to normal. I liked it when water was flowing over the dam, waterfall style.
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Mar 10 2013 16:09 GMT ujbanyiv
Wonderful Landscape Photo.
Mar 10 2013 16:16 GMT Cronos1
GORGEOUS !
Mar 10 2013 16:26 GMT hallo
Beautiful composition Larry..
Mar 10 2013 17:22 GMT megmet PRO
What a lovely spot you live in Larry!
Mar 10 2013 19:58 GMT junne PRO
gorgeous looking.
there is a clay available that would seal the leakage all by itself. the clay platelets arrange themselves in such a manner to not let any more water pass. it is very inexpensive, under $5 per 100lbs and all you have to do is pour it along the dam into the water and keep it stirred up for a while.
Mar 10 2013 21:09 GMT larrybenedict
I've never heard of it Günter. If you ever happen to recall the name of it, perhaps you will let me know. Originally, their was a wooden dam, but I poured concrete behind the wood which helped a little. Several hundred thousand gallons of water @ 8+ pounds per gallon puts a lot of pressure on a dam even with very small cracks. The rains that filled it up so quick (10inches) are very rare in N. Florida. The last time we had rain like that was 18 years ago. Who knows though.....global warming, climate change and all that.........
Mar 10 2013 21:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ujbanyiv.
Mar 10 2013 21:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Dony
Mar 10 2013 21:14 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Samir.
Mar 10 2013 21:19 GMT larrybenedict
I love it Meg.
Mar 10 2013 23:50 GMT 25barb
Outstanding and gorgeous. Love the composition and the colors are fabulous...
Superb...
Mar 11 2013 01:27 GMT potterjo
Lovely scene. The pond will clear in a couple of days, the ones around us got filled today and are muddy.
Mar 11 2013 01:44 GMT martini957
Wow such beauty
Mar 11 2013 02:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barb. I just shoot in the general direction and crop out something when I get it to the computer. As for the color; A clear blue sky makes everything look a little better. :-)
Mar 11 2013 02:31 GMT Myshots
Very Beautiful image...right now I'm still in snow country...Great Shot!!
Mar 11 2013 08:29 GMT junne PRO
bentonite
Mar 11 2013 11:09 GMT skyball
Thats sure is some backyard you have there Larry!!:-))...a beautiful setting and picture..lovely shot!!!!!.....
Mar 11 2013 11:16 GMT flypete67
Hadn't seen your landscapes before but I like them a lot.
Mar 11 2013 11:17 GMT flypete67
Hadn't seen your landscapes before but I like them a lot.
Mar 11 2013 12:27 GMT wijnie58
Looks like a painting...:-))
Mar 11 2013 15:30 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Günter. There is a similar product that I can get locally (Fullers Earth) that swells in water. What a great idea!
Mar 12 2013 07:29 GMT saffi9
beautiful work larry
Mar 12 2013 14:33 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Dave
Mar 12 2013 17:23 GMT ForestSpirit
I'd like a "back yard" like that, Larry! In the UK we only use that term for a small garden that's mainly paved over and with few or no flowers. It looks as if you have your own extensive park behind the house.
Mar 12 2013 23:48 GMT larrybenedict
Sylvia, I do have a lot of space to roam. Population is not as dense where I live as compared to the U.K. Property is not as expensive either! I really love where I live...every day.
Mar 13 2013 14:58 GMT bandsix
And I'm not surprised that you do, Larry...it's very beautiful!
Mar 13 2013 22:22 GMT larrybenedict
Barbara, one of the great things about being older is that we can stop to smell the roses.
Mar 14 2013 05:44 GMT Annamaria
Just lovely!! You have a beautiful (and big) backgarden, Larry!!
Mar 14 2013 14:41 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria. I have four beautiful acres. About half is wooded and there is spring water creeks running throug it too. Ideal for me!
Mar 15 2013 07:48 GMT Annamaria
It does sound ideal, Larry!! I am sure you are enjoying every part of it!! know I would if I had that as a garden!! ;-))
Mar 16 2013 03:24 GMT gtc126
Amazing Landscape!!!!!Perfect Frame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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