Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fish Eye Views (And I don't mean the special camera lens!)

Dateline: August 26, 2006 - Ventura, California.
Human Looks at World From Fishy Perspective . . .

Taking advantage a freshly cleaned and dried pond, I climbed in and got to see what fish see from the pond. No wonder they hide when someone comes to feed them - we are so BIG!

Here are some fish-eye-views of the backyard:

Disclaimer: The garbage-can-turned-pond is actually only four feet deep, buried so that one foot is above the ground. I had to crouch down to see what fish see; this is me standing up in the pond.

Ready to Add Fish

After drying and cleaning the pond with a mop, sun, and fresh air, I filled it with water and added plants. Patience was actually practiced since this was a 15-day process this time around!After filling the pond with water, I added conditioner/neutralizer and let it sit overnight.Tom reinstalled the pump the next afternoon.The one surviving fish has been living in the barrel for two weeks; hopefully, he'll survive his move back to the big pond.