A little slice of heaven  

ByteChaser2 54M
2834 posts
2/28/2006 7:16 am

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A little slice of heaven

Here's a shot of the koi pond. Unfortunately, it's suffered a death... One of the small koi - Norman Bates since he was a psycho little guy - was found this morning barely clinging to life, his last flip-flop moments ago signaling his return to the light of the Universe.

Hey, the Goddess needs a koi pond too right?

My daughter picked out the koi, though the extent of her care of them involves only a daily stick swirling to get them out from under the planter so she can recite their names.

Reminiscent of a Dr. Seuess book, they are named one fish, two fish, three fish, four fish, five fish and until this morning... Norman.

Strange child...

Since this picture was taken a couple weeks ago, the sides have been raised about 6 inches, a pump and filter installed and plans are underway to add a waterfall effect where the stacking block wall is now.

My kids, with the exception of my brief supervision and the initial outline on the grass, have done nearly all the construction on the pond.The son, the artist of the family, suggested that rather than digging up that tangerine tree on the peninsula there, we should incorporate it into the scene. Good call son. He'll be designing the waterfall effect too...

Finished off with some hardy palms and creepers, it will be our little slice of heaven.


caressmewell 54F

2/28/2006 7:33 am

It is a little slice of heaven. We enjoy our koi pond, the sound of the waterfall, the plants in and around the pond and the beauty of the koi themselves.


keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
2/28/2006 7:41 am

With Spring right around the corner, now's the time to finish this project! Ahhh, nothing like a day in paradise... or Bytes back-yard... whichever the case may be...

Blog On!


ByteChaser2 54M

2/28/2006 8:52 am

Hiya caress - it is a peaceful little corner. Especially at night with the little path lights and the sounds of the koi finning after bugs and such. I'll be sure to up the finished pictures for ya


ByteChaser2 54M

2/28/2006 9:02 am

Almost Keith, almost. Maybe one or two more weekends and it's ready for prime time


jussweetlilolme 44F

2/28/2006 9:10 am

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier I love the pond! I have a space in the front of the house that is all gravel& bushes thanks to the previous owners, which I plan to renovate this spring with something similar. It probably will not be nearly as big, but it will also capture the ideology of a serene place to relax & enjoy. I am hoping that it will survive the plethora of coons that are out & about out here (the country has a lot of them) long enough to at the very least allow the lilies bloom at least once.

Dr. Seuss rocks! I have my kids read him to me too, although at the moment the Green Eggs & Ham is the winner. (I have boys who thing green anything is the coolest ever...however, green food coloring in green eggs does not an appetizing picture make)

~Sweets


ByteChaser2 54M

2/28/2006 10:20 am

My pleasure sweets!

If your looking to put in a pond, just remember it's not for the faint of heart or light of wallet So far this one's cost around five hundred or so and still have a couple hundred more to go...

Coons and possum are a problem too... But hey, there's ways around that too. Get you some frogs (tadpoles), maybe some small crayfish and a handfull of freshwater clams. That should keep em distracted from the koi... and the clams have the added benefit of being excellent filters too!

And yes, being a boy (trapped in a mans body) I can attest that green is good, especially when it's in food


papyrina 52F
21133 posts
2/28/2006 10:44 am

what a wonderful little oasis

Did you know that frozen peas,defroted and fed to a fish can save its life.especially as some suffer from constipation.


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ByteChaser2 54M

3/4/2006 7:26 pm

It really is kitten. It's usually warm enough year round out here. The nights get chilly sometimes but it's mild enough that the fish don't stress too much.


ByteChaser2 54M

3/5/2006 10:12 am

Hey papy - I didn't know that! But, as I'm forced to clean the filter at least weekly, it appears these koi definitely dont have a constipation problem

Nice ass


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