This year my sister went with us on the south half of the tour. She has no interest in gardening or ponds [in some circles she is known as the "plant killer"] and she enjoyed the day very much. We took her vehicle and with the GPS were able to drive from one pond to the next quite easily.
Although all the ponds were beautiful and very individual to the owners I didn't take a lot of pictures this year. But one pond really struck my fancy. It was a pond made out of a swimming pool. When I read this in the information book I was thinking it just could not look good. Boy, was I wrong. Here are a few pictures just to show the imagination of some people. It was just gorgeous.
The ponds and landscaping that I liked the most was the Brushy Creek Community Center. As a Native Plant Society member and a known water mizer, I tend to like landscaping with said native plants and other drought and heat resistant plants. It was my Mecca. Whoever did this was good, I mean really good. It was stunning to me but might not look pleasing at all for some people. There were butterflies and bees on flowers everywhere. Birds were in abundance and they looked like happy birds as well. Plus, I really like big rocks in landscaping.