Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Water Lillies and Goldfish

A few days back, I posted some water lilly photos from a brother's pond. Someone asked me whether he still grew water lillies. The answer is yes. On Sunday, he took us into a small greenhouse addition to his shop where he has a small indoor pond with water lillies and goldfish. He also has water lillies in a small pond at his home but not at the large pond next to their greenhouses. The muskrats invaded that pond keeping it clean of most growing plants.


12 comments:

San Nakji said...

Muskrats? I would love to see a photo of them Tim!

I would love a pond like that in my back yard. They are so tranquil...

cher said...

so gorgeous....love how serene they look floating along

Nabeel said...

awwww man .. great pics .. loved the first one

Cergie said...

Hi, Tim, do you recognize me ? I'm so happy to practice my English in your blog, even if you're not English but American ! The weather seems mild where you live. I have to change every spring my own water hyacinths. They don't like to be frosted !

Bobby said...

Those goldfish are amazing.

Tai said...

You take such serene photos Tim...thanks for always sharing them!

Kristi said...

I didn't realize goldfish looked so orange. That's interesting.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. I don't currently have any picture of muskrats of my own. But you can see lots of pictures of muskrats at http://www.northrup.org/Photos/muskrat/. And, yes, ponds with waterlillies are nurturing to the soul.

Thanks, cher. They do communicate peace - a beauty of simply being.

Thanks, nabeel. It is good to know that others appreciate these things, too.

Hi, cergie. I sure do recognize you. And you are welcome to practice your English in my blog. The weather is mild now; but during our winters we do get cold weather and usually some snow.

Hi, bobby. Yes, the goldfish are amazing and beautiful.

Thanks, tai. I enjoy sharing my photos. Thanks for coming by.

Thanks, kristi. Their color may depend on a variety of factors including age and the angle of light shining on them. Thanks for dropping by.

andrea said...

Beautiful! We have a pond on our property and the racoons have depleted my fish and plants on many occasions.
Great photos!
a.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, andrea. So our ponds, plants, and animal life face a variety of threats. Yet the struggle is worth it for the beauty we experience.

Hick said...

Your photos are lovely. I like the water lily one, especially.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, hick. Water lillies are beautiful, aren't they?