Since it was a beautiful day yesterday, I took Fred for a walk along the waterway and stopped at the koi pond to see the fish. A lot of other people had the same idea, but it wasn’t a good day at all for fish-watching. The wind was blowing so hard that the water was just this close to forming white caps. The water was so rough that you could barely see the fish, but that didn’t keep people from trying. All around the pond, they were hunkered down close, peering and pointing as one would swim into and then out of view. Fred, as usual, showed no interest whatsoever in the fish. He just wanted to be petted and admired, and he got his wish on more than one occasion.
The bamboo is all brown, a light tan color, actually. It looks like the cold weather did its worst. The long bamboo leaves, now all uniformly the aforementioned tan color, filled the surface of the waterway for quite some distance, having been blown there by the wind. And did the wind ever blow! Oddly enough, it was a hot wind, sort of like something off a dessert, but it was humid at the same time. An odd day in February, all in all. Maybe March really will come in like a lion this year. If so, batten down the hatches.