I have always wanted a fountain in my backyard and I have been looking for some time for just the right one. I didn’t have to look very far as the perfect one was just down the road at a local nursery. It is simple and classic with a gentle trickle that soothes me to sleep at night. Another big perk…..It has become bird central. Tiny Hummingbirds actually stop and drape their wings into the water for a quick bath.
The drama….. Last week the motor died! No warning just stopped. In order to figure out what was wrong all the water had to be drained. I sure didn’t realize how my feathered friends were going to react to this situation. They began arriving on schedule for their morning dip and instead of finding water….they found an empty concrete bowl. As the fountain edge began to fill up they looked as if they were all taking to each other. Their heads would look deep into the bowl and then back at each other… One poor soul actually jumped into the bowl in complete disbelief. I felt awful that this social hangout had been taken away so abruptly.
After several hours of cleaning out the motor and tightening some loose fittings it is back up and running! Whew! I’m not sure what I’ll do when we close it down for winter??
Maybe that’s not an option…
Any suggestions? I’d love to hear from you!