fish art

I went into the garden yesterday to enjoy the warm weather for a little while and take "a few" photos. An hour and a half and 80 photos later I went back inside, feeling recharged.


The fish are so easy to see these days, as they soak up the warmth at the water's surface. They added a splash of color to the otherwise drab pond, with reflections and ripples creating the art.

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I'm hoping that all seven remaining fish (out of the original 15) survive the winter, and feel comfortable enough to start spawning once things warm up next year.

For now though, I'll just be thankful for a reason to stare at the pond for a while.

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Lisa  – (December 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM)  

It must be colder here in northern Illinois. Our fish stay pretty close to the bottom these days! they do stare at me and follow me as I walk around the pond, but they don't venture anywhere near the surface.

Loved the interview BTW! Enjoyed hearing your real voice (as opposed to the one I hear in my head when I read!)

Curbstone Valley Farm  – (December 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM)  

I really miss having a pond, and fish. It was always exciting in the spring to see they'd made it through the winter, and they just make a pond so much more interesting, and alive.

Steve Lau  – (December 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM)  

Do you know how cold hardy the fish are? They are cold blooded so they aren't prone to hypothermia, but I doubt they are hardy like garlic which can freeze solid and come back to life.

It is possible to stick a small fish tank heater in there, or bring the fish indoors, and put them all into a fish tank.

Alan  – (December 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM)  

Lisa: it was a bad day for an interview -- very cold and windy. :)

Steve: the pond will never freeze all the way to the bottom, so the fish will be fine down there. They're quite cold-hardy.

barbie  – (December 17, 2012 at 3:29 AM)  

Love the photos - can be framed as works of art! Hope the fish get through the winter. If you are anything like me - I would put booties and coats on my chickens! :-)

ricki  – (December 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM)  

Thanks for letting us stare at your pond for a while.

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