Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Being Koi


We were visiting Cuppa's sister in Toronto this past weekend. Years ago, my industrious brother-in-law built a pond, which inlcudes water cascading over rocks. He keeps koi. I'm not sure how they manage to survive out Canadian winters, but they do.


I put fish ponds in the same category as swimming pools — they're great on other people's property. Personally, I wouldn't want the bother of upkeeping either one. An unpretentious garden is as much or more than I can handle. Speaking of which, the first daffodils are close to bloom.


 

4 comments:

swamp4me said...

Nice picture. Koi don't last long in fish ponds around here. Once a great blue heron finds the pond the fish get eaten. I know a woman who restocked four times before giving up on having fish in her pond.

swamp4me said...

I can't quite explain it, but I am drawn to this photo. This is the fourth or fifth time I have looked at it today. The irony is, I don't even like koi.

Ginger said...

This reminds me of that "fish in the sky" quote we read in high school from Henry David Thoreau.

kathy said...

i love koi fish! theres this Oriental garden way across town that keeps koi fish like this...and they are Huge! sometimes i sneak in little bread crumbs and feed it to them, they love it. and its fun to feed them corn that they have in this machine 10 cents for a handful. They are so pretty!