All starting to level out some  

ByteChaser2 54M
2834 posts
5/6/2006 9:29 am

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5/8/2006 5:57 am

All starting to level out some

So... Yesterday, the son and I are out back discussing the carnage from last week - The heron was back while I was in Hawaii and snatched a few more of my babies - and admiring the way the ponds ecosystem has finally leveled out.

The plants are really starting to come in nice. Lots of new pads growing on the Lillie's, the hyacinth multiplying like crazy and giving lots of shade... The fish - when they get brave enough - are swimming around and just plain old enjoying themselves. There's one calico one that breaches every once in a while. Not too sure what thats about but he seems content to take quick views from above the pond.

Sadly though, Momma, Igor and Tiny Tim are no longer with us. Momma and Igor were lost to the Heron, Tiny Tim got sucked into the pump intake and died.

Sad as it is to loose Momma and Igor, I really miss little Timmy. He was one pure champ of the first order that one. A true underdog story...

You just had to see this little guy swim with no tail. The champ spent the first few days, sans fins, just kind of tilted over on his side in the planter, panting and looking like a concentration camp escapee.

Then one morning, a good week after the heron cleaned us out the first time, he righted himself and decided to join the school again.

Man, he gave swimming hell! He managed to get up speed enough to make it into the fish feeding frenzy through pure will and determination. And the rest just welcomed him in.

There was one butterfly koi that would shadow the little guy. Kind of like a big brother... It was actually kind of touching watching the two of them pal around the shallow end. They're both gone now. Timmy to the pump and big brother to the heron...

I know I'm projecting here... but I cant help but think big brother took the hit protecting his little, fin-less charge. Yeah... I'm projecting a bit too much intelligence I suppose. But it's a warm thought any way.

Gonna miss Tiny Tim for a while...


EroticaXTC 51F

5/6/2006 10:12 am

Project away byte, it helps to ease the pain


ByteChaser2 54M

5/6/2006 11:06 am

    Quoting EroticaXTC:
    Project away byte, it helps to ease the pain
Well thanks Erotica. I'll project then


rm_EE407 42F
3903 posts
5/6/2006 11:59 am

*smiles*


ByteChaser2 54M

5/6/2006 12:47 pm

Back atcha babe


rm_sj365 57F
2414 posts
5/6/2006 3:08 pm

we need some baby fishies!
git them guys on it would ya?
maybe some candles...pipe a lil barry white music out to the backyard...


ByteChaser2 54M

5/6/2006 3:28 pm

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    we need some baby fishies!
    git them guys on it would ya?
    maybe some candles...pipe a lil barry white music out to the backyard...
I'm all over it babe! Just like glaze on a donut


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