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Pics of bug, pond & Leroy

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Here's the pic of what we think might be on it's way to becoming a dragonfly.

The experts tell us that our pond and wetlands has become a very happy environment. I thought I'd share a couple pics

Here are a couple of our larger koi along with two new ones we just introduced (they're small but you can see a couple bright orange spots in the shadows of the lillies)

This is the second summer for the orange and black one at the top of the group.

There is also an all black one in there too, somewhere. We gave away 14 large, beautiful koi 3 years ago because they kept breeding and the pond is not large enough for that many. We didn't even know the black one was in there until several weeks later. So, we kept him.

This pic shows part of the existing pond (to the right) and the wetlands (just above the pond). The pile of dirt to the left of the pond, is the new pond that I have been working on. It will also serve as an over flow for the pond and also a run-off to divert water away from our house when it rains (I'm planning on putting in a retaining wall). So far it's about 3 feet deep but we want it to be at least 5 feet deep, and probably another 5 feet longer. It's hard to to get perspective from this pic, but I'm really excited about it.

One last pic, of Leroy during our 350 mile ride over to Klamath Falls. He rides in that sling/pouch on my lap and wears doggles and a harness which is tethered to me. He loves the wind in his face but on the way home but on the way home he was plum tuckered out and snuggled down between us and snoozed.


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IMREITE 7/11/2013 1:08AM

    nice pictures.

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GWTRIKER 7/10/2013 11:54AM

    Thanks for letting me know about the bug pic. Sure does look like a dragonfly even at this stage. Your pond is great and so are the pic of Leroy. Thanks for sharing them.

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123ELAINE456 7/10/2013 10:21AM

  You have a Beautiful Pond, Koi Fish and Wetland. Big Bad Leroy Brown is the King of Yorkies for sure. He is very Cute and Sweet. I Love the Pictures too. Thanks For Sharing. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have an Enjoyable Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ICANINSIGHT 7/10/2013 10:01AM

    Very nice! The koi are beautiful and Leroy is adorable!

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FELINEBETTER 7/10/2013 8:45AM

    Very cool. Look at that dragonfly! Who knew?

Your fish pond is definitely a place where I could lose myself for a long time.

And who could resist Bad, Bad Leroy Brown? He is the king for sure!

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SARAHTAIT 7/10/2013 8:04AM

    I LOVE your pond and are blessed. LeRoy is quite the envy of yorkies everywhere. Wish I was him and riding free. I bet the wind and fresh air does make him tired. I may try a pond but it would depend on if I can get my son to help. First I need a porch off of my patio.

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MSLZZY 7/10/2013 7:31AM

    Lovely pictures. I would love to visit. HUGS!

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GABY1948 7/10/2013 7:15AM

    THANK YOU for sharing these pictures! I also love all animals...we have a fox family that visits every night, and a raccoon that we don't let get too close and I even have the cutest tree frog living over the door of our shed...I just love it and dh and I are very cautious opening or closing the door!

Love the doggles...and your baby (Leroy) is just precious...animals are such a joy!

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CASEYSAUER 7/10/2013 7:08AM

    Thanks for sharing! Lovely pictures!

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KASEYCOFF 7/10/2013 3:03AM

    We used to have several koi in our pond - they were huge! Aren't they great to watch? Better 'n zen, lol...

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KARRENLYNN 7/10/2013 1:24AM

    I like your pictures, and Leroy is so cute!!

Have a great week,


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FUNLOVEN 7/9/2013 11:01PM

    WOW! What great pics. I love it when people post real pictures. It always makes it feel more personal to me. Keep us posted on that developing little bug and your new pond emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/9/2013 10:17PM

    Wonderful pictures.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/9/2013 9:59PM

    Koi are beautiful fish. What a cool project, I can't wait to see how that turns out.

Leroy looks comfy cozy! I wish I could do that with our dog but I'd have a hard time riding with a 70-pound yellow labe in my lap.


Great pics!

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WALLAHALLA 7/9/2013 9:06PM


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    Fascinating. Can't wait to see what it is. It could also be a damselfly, a similar creature. Here's a page all about the ones found in your neck of the woods.

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