Category Archives: Backyard Pond

Goldfish Diseases: What Is This?

We’ve had a a fancy Goldfish in our pond that we named “Lumpy” because of this large “thing” on its back.  Whatever it is, it’s been there for about 1 year, but has become progressively larger so we decided it was better to euthanize.  We also didn’t want this “thing” if it happens to be […]

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Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Hawks Are Hunting My Koi!

While debating on who should get out of bed because it was cold, Leecy yells, “holy crap, there’s a big bird!” As we both dash out of bed to look at the backyard window, I noticed a huge Hawk sitting in my Maple Tree right above my Koi pond.  That sucker was looking for a […]

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Birds And Butterflies Update

I apologize for not providing any pictures or updates as of late.  I’ll try and take and post new pictures tomorrow. Despite the lack of pictures, I can give everyone a verbal update. The Purple Martin babies (the original 5) all seemed to have fledged now.  There are probably 20 Martins flying around every night.  […]

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Houston, Are You Ready?!

I confess. I’m starting to get a little excited with each passing weekend.  If it hold true that we will no longer have freezing temperatures, then those of around Houston can start finally taking a tally of what plants may survive, and which plants may have bit the dust.  Since I have so very little […]

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Anybody Want A Rat?

It’s 5:30, time to feed the Koi and Goldfish in the pond. Did I mention I’ve had a couple of rats that come out at night to eat from the bird feeders? I think I have one less rat now, unless this rat is swimming upside down in my pond.  Not sure how he got […]

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Houston Arboretum Wildlife Pictures

I’m going to attempt to present these pictures as I saw them so you can get a feel for how I went on this little field trip today. I’m walking down the trail to the Wildflower field and noticed this large, green Spider.  On closer inspection I could see this Spider was eating some type […]

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More Butterfly!

Butterfly Koi that is.  This is an image from my pond.  It’s about 3000 gallons, with 3 Butterfly Koi (notice the long flowing tails on the yellow fish), and who knows how many fancy Goldfish.  We didn’t start out with that many Goldfish, but they keep on breeding.

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