Melly has always had something against my pond. She has complained and complained about how I spend hours in there during the summer, hidden from human eyes and interference. My pond is my sanctuary. Or, at least, it was.
I have to admit, the pond has gotten a little dense. But I’m sure it would perk up in the spring if Melly would just leave it alone. But she won’t. She claims it doesn’t hold water. So? It does hold mud! She says the irises from the pond are taking over the yard. That one is actually hard to argue with. They were getting a pretty strong bulb-hold in the grass around the pond. Still, it’s no call for what she’s done.
This is what happened after only one day of Melly’s vicious attack on my pond. Do you see that pile of bricks? That is about where I am standing in the previous two photos. Now it is ruined! How can Melly possibly wonder why I like My Rick better? Isn’t it obvious? Would My Rick do this to my pond? No!
This is what my pond looks like after four days of her onslaught. Luckily, she is not in good shape and can’t work on it for too long at a time. Unluckily, she seems pretty serious about “improving” it. That whole area between the wood rim and the edge of the pond itself was once a dense jungle like the amazon. How am I supposed to feel at home now? Does she even think of me at all?
I went exploring and I was not impressed. For one thing, there is a lot less to explore without the ring of irises on the outside.
This is a short video of my exploration. Turns out the pond is still a little scary.
The really horrible thing about this “renovation” is that Melly is going to get rid of all of the irises, even the ones inside the part of the pond that is supposed to hold water. I hope she is not successful, but if she is, she’d better plant something else for me to hide it. Wouldn’t hurt if it tasted good too.