Alluring Fountains for Your Favorite Pet

a-415__53463.jpg Whenever your cat hears water running in the kitchen, does he come running? Does he sip water from the toilet or feel the water in his bowl before drinking it? While these behaviors might seem peculiar, in fact they are common because cats shy away from water that is not moving. They are not motivated to drink water much at all.

Out in nature, cats consume meat full of moisture which keeps them adequately hydrated. Therefore, felines do not have a natural craving for much water. Pet cats, however, rely on you for their water, as they do not get the adequate hydration from their foods. With a cat fountain, you know your cat has plenty of water available.

It will have lots of clean water if you install one in your yard. Fountains come in various shapes and sizes, so be sure to buy one that best fits the needs of your cat. Some fountains are essentially a basin which refills automatically while others provide fresher water due to their continuous flow.

Water Features: Pets, Flying Visitors and You

Wildlife and pets are by nature attracted to bird feeders and water fountains. Birds need to have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. Birds including robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers prefer the movement of water from a fountain and are not necessarily drawn to bird feeders. Many birds prefer moving water versus standing water, making an outdoor fountain even more enticing than a bowl-shaped bird bath. Trickling fountains that splash around are audible from far away, attracting even more birds.

As dog owners will agree these outdoor fountains are a great water source for the four-legged creatures. During the sweltering summer months, dogs and cats will be outside searching for fresh water. Also, routinely flowing water fountains require less upkeep than the still water of a birdbath that tend to get dirtier.

Chatsworth and its Grandiose Cascading Fountain

Forming a fantastic center of attention to the landscape at the back of Chatsworth House is the Cascade garden fountain. For 200 yards towards the dwelling is a collection of twenty-four irregularly spaced stone steps extending all the way down the hillside. The Cascade, also entirely gravity fed, is primarily based on a 17th century French format. Created for the first Duke of Devonshire in 1696, this water fountain has continued unchanged ever since. At the top of the fountain, from which water runs downward, is the Cascade House. A small building, the home is adorned on the exterior with ocean creatures in bas-relief. Water pressure to the Cascade can be boosted on specific occasions, meaning the Cascade House becomes part of the Cascade spectacle, as liquid spills through conduits on its roof and from the jaws of its carved ocean creatures, just before proceeding down the Cascade. The size of every single step was made slightly different and means that the sound of the water cascading may vary as it descends the Cascades, providing a remarkable and calming complement to a walk through the gardens. This cascade was chosen in a survey, carried out by Country Life in 2004, as England'sbest water feature.

The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before centering on home-life or having the occasion to contemplate domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were basic constructs that allowed their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly added in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Tranquil pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. Berkeley Castle is possibly the most complete model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture.

The keep is rumored to have been invented during the time of William the Conqueror. As a method of deterring attackers from tunneling within the walls, an immense terrace surrounds the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge cut into the form of crude battlements.

The Appeal of Multi-Level Water Fountains

Fountains with more than one tier are very easy to find, and popular above all in gardens. You can see a lot of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just a couple the areas you might find one. Beautiful carvings can be found on some of the most sophisticated tiered fountains, while others have much simpler designs.

Traditional or classic surroundings are perfect places for them. It should look as if the fountain has been part of the decoration since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.


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