We have had a few lovely warm days and so yesterday we were out enjoying our deck and Dayle took the koi protecting screens off our fish pond and we were taking stock of how our koi survived the winter. Happily our biggest one, Keiko, was out swimming. (For newer readers, a Great Blue Heron was trying to eat all our koi last fall!)
We went into the winter with 4 fish, the big one and 3 smaller ones we got a year or so ago. We'd only seen one since the heron began stalking them. I whooped with happiness when I saw Tiger come out and swim!
We tossed some koi food in to begin their spring growth. They don't eat all winter, isn't that odd?
Then look! Pierre came out of hiding! He's the multi-colored one on the left with a little black marking on his head that looks like a black beret. :-)
The only one missing was Ashley (the gray one) and imagine how happy I was to see him finally emerge and swim with the rest. :-)
The whole school of fish made it through the winter. I'm so pleased. The bad part is what to do to keep them safe. Always having the unattractive screens over the pond? Hope for the best and remove them? 24 hour armed guards? What to do. We have a lot of clean-up to do, but it will happen.
Our first daffodil to bloom! 💚💛💚💛💚
And then the 2nd one to bloom.. both have been brought in to enjoy right by the side of my easy chair. :-)
Our little hummingbird nest we hung, the last photo did not show the opening, Dayle turned it so you could see it. :-) I will be keeping an eye out to see if they adopt it and use it.
This patch of daffs will be popping open soon!
A shot of the farmyard with a beautiful blue sky. So promising!
We had surprise visitors this morning! Travis and Kristi were out and about, he had a blood test done. So, they drove on out to see us. It was wonderful to see our son doing so much better! They had gone to visit the paramedics who helped save him to say thank you. What a scary time for us all.
I hope you are all well and getting your Covid-19 vaccine soon! Dayle has had both shots and I've had one, my next one is in 3 weeks. Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)