||Without question the most satisfying element in my garden is the pond. I enjoy getting my waders on in spring for cleanup. I watch and worry when the fish spawn. I delight when the frogs croak at dusk trying to entice females; the raucous noise the birds make waiting their turn to bathe in the shallows. The sound of water is music to my ears as my eyes feast on a multitude of blooms I feel quite like a voyeur as I spy the rites of spring in my little pond. A heron drops by on occasion to check out the menu, garter snakes have been known to take a dip as do my dogs when I am not watching. I have been spotted fanny in the air examining microscopic beings with a powerful magnifier and have witnessed the metamorphosis of a dragonfly. I have given birth to thousands of toads and watched as a water beetle captured and devoured goldfish fry. With this introduction we begin. For those who currently enjoy the music of water perhaps you will take a closer look at what evolves naturally in your fresh water pond. After all, this is how life began.