26.3.13

The picnic At Fountain Hills

We spend a couple of hours on Sunday having a quiet and peaceful picnic at Fountain Hill, about 1 hour north of up us here in San Tan Valley..chairs were brought out of the SUV, a well packed picnic lunch, iced water, a book, a hat, sunglasses, couple of balls of yarns, crochet hook and issue 24 of the wonderful craft magazine, Mollie Makes..bliss❤ I hope your day was happy as well.








The Fountain
Fountain Hills has the world's fourth tallest fountain. The eponymous fountain was built in 1970, by Robert P. McCulloch, the year before the reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, another of McCulloch's projects. The fountain sprays water for about 15 minutes every hour between 9am and 9pm. The plume rises from a concrete water-lily sculpture in the center of a large man-made lake. The fountain, driven by three 600 horsepower (450 kW) turbine pumps, sprays water at a rate of 7,000 US gallons (26,000 l; 5,800 imp gal) gallons per minute through an 18-inch (460 mm) nozzle. With all three pumps under ideal conditions, the fountain reaches 560 feet (170 m) in height, though in normal operation only two of the pumps are used, with a fountain height of around 300 feet (91 m) feet. When built, it was the world's tallest fountain and held that record for over a decade.

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow Dagmar, that looks incredible! Bliss indeed! I had a great day Sunday antique shopping with daughter.

Monday, on the other hand was one of my worst. My dear pup passed away - she was 16 and at least was at home and went peacefully in her sleep. But I do miss her :(

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like it was a lovely day. Your food always looks so good. Best wishes, Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

P.S. You wrote balls of "years" rather than yarn. :)

Magdalena said...

That looks inviting. We still have icy temperatures here.
Magdalena

Log Cabin Studio said...

It looks like you had a perfect day!!
xoxo

Christa said...

Amazing ... beautiful place to set down and have a picnic ... lunch looks delicious ... making me hungry ... !!! xoxo