Along the Waterway

Just after daylight yesterday, Marilyn and I headed to the waterway for a stroll and a little sightseeing. The koi pond was a particular delight because the caretaker was there and only too happy to talk about the fish.

Adult Koi

We got to see the baby fish, hiding under the bridge, avoiding the dreaded Great Blue Heron who seems to find the babies a tasty treat! The caretaker, Tony, told us that they’re having great success with the babies this year because over 40 of them have survived, compared to the lone baby who survived to adulthood last year. He attributed the success rate, oddly enough, to an increase in visitors to the pond, which serves to scare off the herons. Pretty neat, isn’t it? Go visit the pond and save some fish!

The water lillies weren’t open just yet. Too early. Too cloudy. But here’s a shot of one, just beginning to open. Wonderful color.

We stuck around for a while, watching the fish; appreciating the waterfall and the beauty of the bamboo garden.

It was a very pleasant place to be, in spite of the dark clouds looming overhead. I got to thinking about other people on the circle who would enjoy it too. Perhaps we can drive over there as a group some beautiful morning and stroll down to the pond. We just might save some of those cute little baby fish.

About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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