Tiki Evening Tour
September 27, 2008

Our Tiki Tour this year provided a new view of four different, lovely water features. The weather was perfect--cool but not cold. Candles were everywhere. Thanks, Pam for another great event! We're so grateful to all our hosts for welcoming and sharing their special ponds with us! And thanks to all the members who participated. It was lovely! Please note: These night time photos cannot capture the true glory of these ponds! You need to see them in person!

Laurie and John Saul were first - a gorgeous setting for parties and gatherings, with lots of room to socialize.

Laurie and John Saul
Saul's pond with variable colored lights
A beautiful hideaway
Suzanne, Miles and Pat visited
Candles everywhere
Laurie explaining to visitors
Others stood around chatting
So colorful!

Next, we visited Art and Kathy Ruebel's pond. Their pond contains a small island big enough for a fir tree.
Pam with hosts Art and Kathy Ruebel
Their fish liked the light
The unusual fir tree on their island
They're building a wonderful kitchen
Linda looked delighted!
Donna's excited!
They had fun chairs - 'His' ...
and 'Hers'

Third, we visited Ray and Ginny Mueller's home, with Ginny's extra generous snacks! They had a monstrous Elephant Ear leaf on one of their plants.
Ray and Ginny Mueller
Mueller's top pond
and their top waterfall
An unexpected water feature!
Lots of great snacks
They had huge elephant ears!
Even the snails were lit
Everyone enjoyed themselves!

And for a grand finale, we went to Barclay and Kelly Compton's many water-featured home, gathering around the swimming pool and enjoying all the camraderie. Night tours give us opportunities for some unusual photos, as in the silhouette of Sandy and Lois in front of the swimming pool.
Kelly and Barclay Compton
The three bubblers with candlelight
The kitchen area
One of several ponds
Candles by the pool
Their lovely firepit (with flash)
which looks very different without the flash
Silhouettes against the pond