Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Feeding the Piggies

I'm so often glad we included a pond in our landscape. A couple of years ago we enlarged it a bit with a short stream/waterfall.







Kim and I keep both koi and goldfish in the pond.
I won't get into the do's and don'ts of keeping both together. Suffice it to say that one "shouldn't."

The pond seems to add quite a cool feeling to the garden, temperature-wise that is. And there is so much activity which revolves around it; birds which come for drinks and baths, frogs, dragonflies, and the daily koi feeding.





























Here is a short video of the koi/goldfish being fed. You can see how the koi (with little whiskers) push at the lily pads to get at the food.



16 comments:

mmichele said...

That is beautiful!

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

That's so lovely. Does it freeze over during the winter?

Kim and Victoria said...

Mary - In our zone ponds need to be at least 3 ft deep in order to safely overwinter fish. (Which ours is.) Our fish are pretty much dormant during the winter, and our job then is to keep the surface from freezing over for long so they don't suffocate.

Bob and Robin said...

Great photos and movie clip!

Jeffrey said...

Thanks for a beautiful start to my day. Now I need to get busy out in the yard.

Bek said...

So relaxing! I could sit here all day listening to your little waterfall. I would love to have some water in my garden. But that will have to stay a dream for now.

Katie said...

You have such a great pond/waterfall! I bet it is so peaceful. Thanks for sharing pictures.

Genie said...

Oh Victoria, your dedication to creating such beauty is inspiring!

Trish said...

Moving water is so mesmerizing. I also love the sound . . .

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous! how do you ever leave to go to work?

Daisy said...

Leave to work?!?! I can't imagine you can tear yourself away. It's obvious that you have put so much time into your garden space, and it is absolutely beautiful!

Connie said...

What a lovely, peaceful retreat in your garden. Just beautiful!

miriam said...

great waterlilly and koi.

The Garden Faerie said...

Love the frog and the lily pad! Do you know what kind of frog that is?
~ Monica

David said...

Gorgeous set up! Can I ask what camera you used?

(I got linked here from a "mutual friend's" blog!)

Naturegirl said...

Ponds are always a place of calm and tranquillity..I love mine too..no fish though.
Yours is a wonderful space..:)NG