Imagine everything around is the cool blue of a water hyacinth.Read More Think blue, Think cool
Pond water. This is what we’re drinking. Guppies not included.Read More Water, water, boil and trouble
I have totally given up on trying to name guppies. The guppy tank always looks pretty much the same from day to day, week to week, month to month. In sort, there’s a lot of guppies in there. There are always lots, there are always new little ones, and somehow there always seems to be […]
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Remember the guppies that were outside swimming under a water lily? Probably not. Well, if you know anything about guppies, you might be relieved to hear that I brought them inside about a month ago, when the nights began to cool.Read More Bowl of guppies
Unlike the skunks, who stroll by every night all bold and leisurely, the raccoons sneak around in darkness. You might get up for a late-night pee and hear gnawing and chewing and noshing; and when you peer down from upstairs, there’s a raccoon emptying the bird feeders. Or you might be sitting by the window […]Read More Raccoons
This is why I keep guppies–for the water lily. One water lily in a free-standing black tub. Keeping even such a small lily pond means setting up a whole system. I add hornwort and anachris to aerate the water. I add water hyacinths to help clear the water with their roots and for a few […]Read More The water lily and the guppies
Sue is still pretty. He’s still the star of the guppy tank with his flaring red tail all fanned out. The sons of Sue are indeed sons. They’re not quite as big as Sue, but each are clearly chips of the rainbow-sided block . And they’re all doing their best to become dads.Read More That’s Mr. James Madison to you
My guppy named Sue is turning out to be quite beautiful, if I may say so. I love his flowing flaming tail, the rainbow shimmer on his sides, and the blue-white flags of his fins. If you can believe these blurry pictures. Despite my earlier fears, the tank hasn’t filled with baby guppies yet.There’s still […]Read More Sons of Sue
Well, well, well. Look who turned about to be a boy after all. The one pretty guppy of the six sisters is now quite beautiful, with a flaming red tail, and shiny white flag, and gleaming sides. So he has a name, now. Sue.Read More A Guppy Named Sue
I seem to have veered off in a new direction. Take a picture. Write about it. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. It’s easy to do most days, except I can’t really call it a direction. Worse, today we had dimsum, but didn’t take any pictures. And we went for a long walk, but didn’t take any pictures. […]Read More Do guppies say cheese?