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#1 Hinckley

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:58 AM

My partner, new member Jocko dug us a pond and waterfall...by himself...with a shovel. I helped one night, by mixing three pallettes of cements. Here is the result of three additional years of work that Jocko has put into our landscaping:

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Overall shot, there are branches down everywhere from the storms that knocked out our power for 52 hours...


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It starts at the top outside our front door

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The water flows out from here...

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and here...

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and down a little...

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to meet here...

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flow past our big oak tree...

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down a little hill...

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and over a waterfall!

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another shot of the waterfall

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and another shot of the waterfall

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then the water flows further down the yard...

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Riley hunts for frogs...

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and into the pond? (do you see a frog?)

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the pond

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do you see all 4 frogs?

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goldfish!

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Jocko has lined the water's path with lighting

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good night!

and that's Jocko's pond. He has put a lot of work into it. It's his LEGO... :-$

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:12 AM

was it free? If it was then you have quite a friend there. It looks absolutely fantastic.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:19 AM

Right as I was about to ask for more images, they magically started appearing! It's like having some kind of remote psychic telepathy mind control thing going  *wacko*

That looks like an incredible about of work, combined with the whole sunlight thing ... *shudders*

I really like the waterfall, it has a 'controlled chaos' look. It's almost like an extension of the natural surroundings. I can't decide if looking at the project makes me tired thinking of all the work or relaxed from the serene calm it represents so well.

Ok, bottom line: I'm lazy, that's way too much work for me, but it's absolutely lovely.  *y*

Oh, and Jocko, welcome to the madhouse that is Eurobricks, that's one heck of a first MOC to show off ;-)

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:36 AM

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That's absolutely gorgeous!  I'd kill for something like that  *wub*   You're a very lucky man, Hinckley!  Remind me one day when I have money to hire Jocko to do the landscaping for my house!  It's just...I'm totally blown away.  I love how it splits, and the WATERFALL.  Do you have any idea how much I love waterfalls?  No?  Well a lot, okay?  :-|

The lighting is just a wonderful bonus to this, and I love the frogs.  Don't worry Riley, you'll get 'em some day  *wub*

And you guys used cement for the lining of the pond?  Is that normal?  I thought the common practice was to use some sort of netting as a liner, is that the cheaper way and the cement is the right one?  I'm just asking because I've always been interested in having something like this...

Mindblowing job!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:52 AM

View PostStarwars4J, on Aug 28 2007, 02:36 AM, said:

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That's absolutely gorgeous!  I'd kill for something like that  *wub*   You're a very lucky man, Hinckley!  Remind me one day when I have money to hire Jocko to do the landscaping for my house!  It's just...I'm totally blown away.  I love how it splits, and the WATERFALL.  Do you have any idea how much I love waterfalls?  No?  Well a lot, okay?  :-|

Me too! *wub* And it's so hard to re-create the beauty of them in landscaping. Nature does a pretty good job herself, you know? And I find it near impossible to create a good brick-built waterfall...maybe some day. *sigh*

View PostStarwars4J, on Aug 28 2007, 02:36 AM, said:

The lighting is just a wonderful bonus to this, and I love the frogs.  Don't worry Riley, you'll get 'em some day  *wub*

Occassionally she does...

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And you guys used cement for the lining of the pond?  Is that normal?  I thought the common practice was to use some sort of netting as a liner, is that the cheaper way and the cement is the right one?  I'm just asking because I've always been interested in having something like this...

Mindblowing job!

There is a rubber liner underneath the cement. The cement is used mostly to shape and hold the flagstone in place. Riley's frog hunting tends to upset the stones unless they're mortared down somehow...

Jocko can explain more when he gets back! I'm sure he's going to love to hear the feedback!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:59 AM

Impressive... most impressive!

This really looks like a dream comming true.
If I had a house I really would like something like this.

Really looking forward to see it in reallity some day...

Nice work Jocko!


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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:04 AM

You guys seem to live in a little paradise.
A lot of time and devotion must have gone into that garden.
It's amazingly beautiful.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:17 AM

Wow that's one impressive pond you 2 have there.. 8-  

Having dug a few ponds myself over the years, i have a little understanding of all the time and effort it takes to create something that not only looks good but also runs right.

Seems to me Jocko has managed to do both and on a grand scale none the less.

Frog hunt on!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

Wow, awsome work. What aminals do you keep there? Exept frogs and goldfish?


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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:03 AM

Wow!  *wub* That is really good! I wanted to make something that big, epecially the stream part, I even had delusions about having a bridge  :-$ but ultimately the back yard was too small and flat.  :'-(  (One of the many reasons why we sold the house.) Here is a picture for laugh value!

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We had a few frogs in ours too, but being Queensland it soon became a hangout place for Cane Toads.  :-X The funniest part is that we set up a little golf course in our backyard and that was the water trap! :-P  (You can see a ball to the left.) Thanks very much for posting these great photos and giving me an inferiority complex. I'll have to show this to my wife....





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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:15 AM

A very lovely work indeed!  *wub*
Hmm, perhaps you should go into the Pirate theme, Jocko, with that decent scenery....  *y*

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:38 AM

Thats a really nice pond Hinckley and well done to Jocko, my family would get a pond but we dont have a garden just yard!

I bet that was a really nice place to sale your little boat... well until Sinner took it! heartless walrus!  :-D

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:55 AM

Really amazing and beautiful work! I can hardly imagine how much time, (and patience!) it must have taken to make such a lovely piece of work! *wub*
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:28 PM

That is amazing !! 8- KUTGW !!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:08 PM

Everything said already *wub*!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:09 PM

That is the best pond I have ever seen *wub* . I really like how it travels down down, vertically down, and into another pond. It's all very scenic and beautiful. Jocko did an excellent job on this three-year project.


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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:11 PM

View Postcopmike, on Aug 28 2007, 12:08 PM, said:

Everything said already *wub*!

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cool frog CM! Your creation?

BTW, your sig still says Sinner and I are bullying you and your avatar is clearly you bullying me stealing my ice cube tray! >:-(

EDIT:  :-$ Never mind. It appears to be different now. Your avatar is a revolving door! :-D Your sig is still wrong though!

EDIT 2: Nowadays, it's hard for me to tell if it's me you or Sinner talking. I read one of your posts and say "I didn't write that" :-D  :-D  :-D

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:33 PM

So hinckley, how long is that stream? And what a beautiful pond! And you have frogs. how dare you. >:-(  :-P

I'm going to have to  post some pictures of our pond once Maj is up... But I'll give you a hint: FIVE waterfalls! It's not as big as yours, and probably not as nice since we have a LOT of pine needles... So, the rest of our yard isn't as nice as yours. We never put down grass, so it's the local flora for us.

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BTW, your sig still says Sinner and I are bullying you and your avatar is clearly you bullying me stealing my ice cube tray! >:-(
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:19 PM

I just have to echo what everyone else has said... this is absolutely beautiful. *wub* Very amazing work, Jocko.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:14 PM

That's absolutly stunning!
Really beautiful!
I have no words for this beautiful pond..

Would be nice to see in LEGO! X-D

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View PostMr Tiber, on Aug 28 2007, 10:14 PM, said:

Would be nice to see in LEGO! X-D
That could be a great idea to lure (se hinckley, Im learning) Jocko to start with LEGO  ;-)
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:31 AM

View PostSinner, on Aug 28 2007, 04:03 AM, said:

Wow!  *wub* That is really good! I wanted to make something that big, epecially the stream part, I even had delusions about having a bridge  :-$ but ultimately the back yard was too small and flat.  :'-(  (One of the many reasons why we sold the house.) Here is a picture for laugh value!



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We had a few frogs in ours too, but being Queensland it soon became a hangout place for Cane Toads.  :-X The funniest part is that we set up a little golf course in our backyard and that was the water trap! :-P  (You can see a ball to the left.) Thanks very much for posting these great photos and giving me an inferiority complex. I'll have to show this to my wife....


Great pond Sinner! I love the golf course idea. I'm obsessed with grass. I want it green, but then I curse it when it grows too fast and all I do is mow it. ok, i'm weird.

So what sins have you committed?

Was vodka involved?
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:53 AM

View PostJocko, on Aug 29 2007, 03:31 AM, said:

Great pond Sinner! I love the golf course idea. I'm obsessed with grass. I want it green, but then I curse it when it grows too fast and all I do is mow it. ok, i'm weird.

So what sins have you committed?

Was vodka involved?
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EDIT - Cant find it...  :-|  Anyway it was something bout saluting a officer in the wrong way when he was in da navy (Or he still is? I dunno...) as far as I rememeber... And his officer called him sinner, and the nickname stuck...

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:02 AM

View PostJocko, on Aug 29 2007, 10:31 AM, said:

So what sins have you committed?

Was vodka involved?
Unfortunatly no, the story isn't that exciting.  :'-(  Early in Recruit School for the Royal Australia Navy I stuffed up and saluted the OIC (Officer In Charge, i.e. The Boss) with my left hand. (For non military types this is wrong.) He shouted at me, "You Sinner!" before going off on some silly tirade about the history of saluting. This would have all been annoying as it was, but to make it worse the whole of Recruit School was there in formation. (About 500 people.) Thus I was/am called Sinner and I tend to use it more often than not as a screen name.

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He was a very noughty walrus... He posted it wome where.. Lemme find it...

EDIT - Cant find it...  :-|  Anyway it was something bout saluting a officer in the wrong way when he was in da navy (Or he still is? I dunno...) as far as I rememeber... And his officer called him sinner, and the nickname stuck...
One, it was in my "Hi my name is" topic, and two, I am not in the navy anymore.





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