|The Newest Member of the Tribe|
Well, no more.
She's just a puppy but son-in-law Big Time fell head over heels for her, just as The WSO herself did. Now Little Bit was a bit shy at first. She's used to dogs, her grandparents in Michigan have Big Time's first dog, Regal and Auntie Nuke and The Sea Lawyer have two dogs, Bear and Kodi. So she's been around dogs but never a puppy.
Seems they have bonded nicely as it was Little Bit who gave Aurora her name.
So happy news there. Can't wait to meet my new grand-dog!
On the home front this weekend was the annual cleaning of the koi pond. Always a "treat."
Do you know what the bottom of a koi pond smells like after a long winter? Ever been around the tidal flats at low tide? Kind of the same.
Now the fish themselves go dormant over the winter months, they don't eat and they apparently sleep. A lot.
As we can't run the filter pump over the winter, it would freeze, the water gets a bit prehistoric by spring. So we pump out the old water and replace it with new.
Besides the fish having nice clean water to swim in, I get to hear my waterfall again!
During the summer, it's really pleasant to hear that in the night.
Truly spring is here!
Some random shots of the pond cleaning evolution...
|The big speckled fish goes by "Leo" (as in leopard, due to the spots, okay, I'm not that clever!)|
|The fish are back in their home after spending a couple of hours in a holding tank. (No, they didn't get to call their lawyer.)|
You can also see that our bridge has a corrosion problem. Probably time for a new bridge.
|The really big koi, the gold one, we call "Goldie" (duh). When The Missus Herself bought that fish, she was about three inches long.|
Now she's a whale!
|That pot contains water lilies, they will cover most of the surface by July, giving the fish cover and a nice place to hang out.|
No yard work is complete until the master quaffs a beer. As she didn't want one, I drank it.
|Okay, it's not Halloween. But I love my pumpkin ale!|
Oh yeah, one more thing. I'm starting a gladiator school. (Just kidding!)
|The Old Air Force Retiarius|
(Have net and trident will travel.)
I texted that last shot to the progeny. The WSO came back with "Have you guys been drinking?"
My answer, "No, no, no. Well, yes. But only a little..."
It was a good day!
|Little Rhody in the Spring.|
(See the airliner inbound to T.F.Green. See that Sarge needs a better camera.)