There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be it a large lake, small pond or even just awarer garden in a whiskey barrel, the look and sound of water is as attractive to we humans as it is to native wildlife. The biggest suggestion for those wanting to attract birds to their garden is to add a water feature. The sounds of running water attracts wildlife of all sorts and entices us out into the garden, too.

In this picture, you can almost imagine climbing into the rowboat with our picnic basket and heading to the small island for a quietn lunch under the trees, surrounded by the lake, lost on your own little desert island.

I recently created a video and wallpapers of a friends koi pond as I wanted to share the peace and tranquility of water and movement in the garden.

Watch Koi Pond Video on YouTube | Koi Pond Desktop and Smartphone Wallpapers

[Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England]  (LOC)

Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England (LOC)

[Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England]

[between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].

1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J–foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905.
Print no. “10875”.
Forms part of: Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection.


Format: Photochrom prints–Color–1890-1900.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Views of the British Isles (DLC) 2002696059

More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available

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Call Number: LOT 13415, no. 364 [item]

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