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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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