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Goldfish-babies

The day after our return from Sylt hubby discovered something in the pond: besides our five goldfish and three shubunkin (which are a goldfish-variety) are tiny little baby-fish! Too cute! And what a compliment to the pond, obviously the fish are happy enough to share it with a next generation. One day though this environment will be too small for all of them, but we’ll wait at least as long as all of them have turned golden goldfish (’cause they start as almost black little fish, didn’t know that before). Shubunkin don’t change colour, so the little ones are easier to see right now. Here there are some of the family:

And here you can even see some of black goldfish(just click on the pic to enlarge):

The day after our return from Sylt hubby discovered something in the pond: besides our five goldfish and three shubunkin (which are a goldfish-variety) are tiny little baby-fish! Too cute! And what a compliment to the pond, obviously the fish are happy enough to share it with a next generation. One day though this environment will be too small for all of them, but we’ll wait at least as long as all of them have turned golden goldfish (’cause they start as almost black little fish, didn’t know that before). Shubunkin don’t change colour, so the little ones are easier to see right now. Here there are some of the family:

Am Tag nach unserer Rückkehr von Sylt entdeckte der Göga etwas im Teich: außer den fünf Goldfischen und drei Shubunkin (eine Goldfisch-Art) sind klitzkleine Baby-Fische! Entzückend! Und was für ein Kompliment an den Teich, offenkundig sind die Fische glücklich genug um ihn mit der nächsten Generation zu teilen. Allerdings wird der Teich wohl eines Tages zu klein für sie alle sein, aber wir werden mindestens warten, bis alle zu goldenen Goldfischen geworden sind ( denn junge Goldies sind beinahe schwarz, ich wusste das vorher nicht). Shubunkin wechseln die Farbe nicht, also sind sie zur Zeit leichter zu sehen. Oben sieht man einen Teil der Familie und auch ein paar schwarze Goldfische.

nordic walking – or at the crossroads in Shire / – oder die Kreuzung in Auenland

I usually think up more blog-posts and take more photos than I actually use and write. Well, this morning I make use one of these photo-streams: I’m taking you with me on my usual nordic walking-tour, the photos taken Sunday two weeks ago, when the weather was much better than this Sunday morning.  I only have to cross one road and the scenery makes me so happy, relaxed and peaceful, it sometimes reminds me of Shire in Tolkins novels, especially this time of the year.

this is where I start, right behind our neighbour’s house

I pass ‘Schrebergärten’, allotment gardens with long traditions and very different gardening styles

then I have to cross the road

shortly after I’m at the crossroads in Shire (Auenland): today it’s straight on

moor to the left

and a brook to the right

I’m not alone

along winds the path

at crossroads again

and once more

I turn right, decay and growth at my feet

sun filtering through leaves

past a hidden lake

the way to the horse barns

no horse outside

along the lake again

nature reclaiming

deer friends

paved now, somehow

fresh leaves

back to the crossroads

up to the traffic lights

past the ‘schrebergarten’s playground

and our son’s favourite climbing tree

home in view

a peek into the back garden

turning into this while I take a shower

Happy Sunday!

The pond / Der Teich

Well, a longer blog-break again, this time my main excuse is the making of…

… The Pond!

I forgot to make a ‘real’ before-pic, but you can still see the difference between now:

and  about a month ago:

(who needs google street view ;-)).

It involved some trips to country-fairs like Gartenzauber

(and this, on special request to step in to the rumors his evil Mom spreads about his eating-habits and to prove the to rest of the world that he IS indeed eating green things…):

to my favourite nursery Staudengärtnerei Bornhöved (unfortunately I forgot my camera) and to a fair at the organic farm Gut Trenthorst to buy plants for the pond:

It also involved sewing cute little jute sacks for the plants I had bought and buying cute little goldfish so that last winter’s survivor isn’t lonely anymore:

Phew, a lot of work, but finally we enjoy this view from that little terrace you can see in the first photo:

and the fish are happy, too: