28 02, 2016

This Pterodactyl is trying to eat my fish

By |2017-01-22T15:31:11-08:00February 28th, 2016|Garden|

I've been doing battle with this bad boy for the past few days. The fish pond is covered and reinforced with bird netting, but that hasn't stopped him from trying multiple air and ground-based attacks. Unlike the egrets that visit and attempt fishing without a license from time to time, this guy has almost no fear. He certainly doesn't startle easily and he stands his ground even when I'm just a few feet away. Given that he's a  [keep reading...]

18 09, 2014

10 Cent Gold Fish

By |2014-09-16T08:06:33-07:00September 18th, 2014|Garden|

A lot of people don't know those 10 cent "feeder" gold fish you can get in the pet store can actually get quite large. This little school of fishies has only been in the pond for 6 months or so, but I've got several that have been in there for years -- some of which are nearly a foot long now.

18 05, 2014

Eucalyptus up close

By |2014-05-18T08:12:51-07:00May 18th, 2014|Garden|

Last winter during high winds and rain one of three enormous eucalyptus trees (about 60 feet) by the pond tipped over. Half the tree's roots remained in the ground, so the tree continues grow on the side facing the sky. I stood on the trunk, pointed my camera down and took this shot.

29 04, 2014

Pink Water Lillies

By |2014-05-02T11:42:45-07:00April 29th, 2014|Garden|

I started these in a four inch pot in my pond about six years ago. The plant's rhizomes are now thicker that a tree trunk so I have to chop them back every year. No matter how much I chop off though, they always seem to come back in force.

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