Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear

The Koi in our rain barrel are a mite shy, staying down low, deep beneath the surface, until it happens to rain. Then the water ripples and four golden, swirling fish spiral air-side to sample the duckweed. Or check the forecast. I don't know. I rarely feed them. Their job is to keep the mosquito larvae under control. In between showers I often wonder if they've starved to death or succumbed to the heat, in general whether they're still alive. Apparently they're doing fine. This morning eight fish came swirling, four 1-inch darklings from the four 5-inch golds.

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