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Friday, June 08, 2007

Pond Update

Getting tired of hearing about my pond yet? Too bad! It's about the only thing that brings me a little relaxation these days, so I'm a little obssessed! I'll move onto something new soon, though! :)

The water lillie bloomed yesterday and it's a pretty pink flower! I learned something new about water lillies today-- they close up at night! You can imagine the look on my face when I got up this morning at 3am to water my flowers. I glanced over at the pond and the beautiful fower that I saw yesterday was gone! Upon closer inspection, I realized that it was still there, just closed up! When I got home from work, I tried to take pictures of it, but as the sky began to darken, the flower began to close. I got a few pictures, but none of them show the lillie in it's fully open state. I'll try again tomorrow. I did notice that the same plant has another bud on it, too!

I learned something else this week, too-- goldfish like oranges! I was feeding the fish in the mornings before work and they weren't eating because they couldn't see the flakes (it's dark outside when I leave for work). The lady at Petsmart said I should give them orange slices to nibble on while they wait for their evening feeding. So, every morning I toss an orange slice in the pond, and when I get home there is nothing left but the rind.
I finally got the "spitting frog" fountain installed today. It took a couple of weeks to get this thing up and running because the tube connection on the frog was a 3/8" and the tube connection on the pump is a 1/2". I've been to Lowe's and Home Depot looking for an adaptor, but no luck. Today I stopped by East Point Hardware and told them what I was looking for. In less than a minute I was out the door with the adaptor in hand! I love little hardware stores where everyone knows their stock inside out.

Steve notified me that I can have all of the fish from the East Point Historical Society's pond. I went by today and spent about an hour trying to catch them with no luck. Those fish are crafty little suckers! I'll return tomorrow with better amunition-- possible a cane fishing pole and a few worms!


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