The pond motto: Outswim...outlive...outhide.
We restocked Lilypad Pond with three goldfish for way back on Mother's Day. Beauty combined with a taste for mosquito larvae--what could be a better present?
And the red one with the spot was lively and healthy. We released them and (as small but wise comets will) they disappeared, hopefully to grow and prosper.
Because a month later came the regrettable episode of the garter snake with a taste for goldfish and peeper frogs who took up residence in our pond. Said snake was re-homed as soon as I convinced my sweetie that life would be much quieter without my shrieks of snake-horror.
When we were satisfied that the garter snake had moved on permanently, we snuck another five feeder comets (both unphotographed and unnamed) into the pond where they promptly disappeared amidst the rocks. I knew they'd show up eventually, predators and the good Lord willing...
The sounds of the creek and waterfall are tranquil, the lilies enrich each day, but the flash of a golden fin just might be my favorite part of Lilypad Pond.
Joining the others at My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.