Category Archives: fish

In cold blood…

I knew what my son was going to say, as he eyed up the weather and the new hosepipe. The one that reaches the huge pond filter at the bottom of his garden… “It’s a nice day…” Yeah, right. It … Continue reading

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Piscine drama…

Living with any creature brings Nature into your home. Living with fish gives you a window into their world. You become an observer, lacking true understanding, perhaps, but learning to recognise the behaviours and the silent language expressed by movement, … Continue reading

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Archaeology, migraine and the barometric fish…

After celebrating the recovery of Super Trooper, the little fish who swam, it was with a heavy heart that I saw him once again floating upside down in the pond and looking decidedly dead. The pale belly finally showed no … Continue reading

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Love in cold blood

A healing embrace The gift of a loving soul Wears many faces A burden borne for others Lightening the heart of both * What I had observed in my fish tank with my little dying fish, I was privileged to … Continue reading

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Thank God it’s Monday!

I’m too tired to write, ’cause I had a lie-in, You might think that the two wouldn’t mix, But after a weekend from Hell with the pond I was ready for crossing the Styx. There was panic on Saturday morning … Continue reading

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A life on the scales

My son has a sick fish in his pond over which we are both worrying. The trouble with pond fish is that they have many places to hide if they are unwell, and you only usually see them from above, … Continue reading

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The problem with hitchhikers…

They’re lurking in there, This I know, I put them there Some time ago; They are the fish The eye forgot… And have I seen them? I have not. * A barbelled snout I just might see If I am … Continue reading

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First, catch your fish… #writephoto

I can’t remember when I last felt so tired. The past couple of weeks have been hectic… in the best possible way… what with the workshop, reconnecting with old friends while they are in the country and all the usual … Continue reading

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Murder most fowl…?

The sun rose, casting a rose-gold glow across a frozen world. I watched the daily miracle soften the sky, grateful that my home faces east that every day brings a reminder of renwa, and every dawn reminds me that now … Continue reading

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Horror in the sun…

It could have been worse, it could have been raining, but it was a springlike day of clear sunshine. Unseasonably mild, it was just the type of day for pottering in the garden. So I didn’t mind too much when … Continue reading

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