Tag Archives: fish

Come-uppance #midnighthaiku

Ego illusion Self-confident aggression Really just small fry A newly introduced, and rather bumptious tiger loach, felt itself to be king of the aquarium at feeding time, having seen off ‘the competition’… fish smaller than itself. Then, it came face … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: A catalogue of catastrophe…

It hasn’t been the best of weekends around here, I have to say. All this getting up too early and going to bed too late is not good for us four-legses for a start. Neither is being left behind when … Continue reading

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The Gloom ~ Fandango #writephoto

The year was NC221. Thick, dark clouds had enveloped the entire planet since shortly after the Nuclear Holocaust, or NC as it was commonly known. The descendants of the survivors called it “the Gloom.” No one alive had ever seen … Continue reading

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The little fish who swam

There has been a sick fish in my son’s pond for months now. At one point, there were two of them, floating belly up, side by side, and sporting ugly ulcers. They were so ill that we had even been … Continue reading

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Milestones

I came across an old post while I was rummaging through the files. It looked at the decades of an ordinary life…my life… and how the things that seem ordinary to you, while you are living them, can look very … Continue reading

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Survivors…

The pearl lace gouramis seem to think spring is in the air. While the female is looking fatter than usual, the male’s chest is brilliant orange and he keeps blowing bubbles. Gouramis build bubble nests on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Unbalanced scales…

“…so, we’ve being doing this for a while…” “Twelve thousand, four hundred and ten days to be exact.” “…and I still don’t really know.” “Know what?” “What flowers you would prefer for Mother’s Day.” “Ones with roots.” “For the garden?” … Continue reading

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Frozen #midnighthaiku

Force stopped in its tracks Frozen moment magnified Beauty’s mastery It is not the weather to be outside messing around with water, but the Siberian temperatures are playing havoc with the pond. I have been managing to keep the surface … Continue reading

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Stinking Fish – another tale from Tallis Steelyard.

People have commented to me that I rarely mention fish or fishermen. I suppose it’s true but it’s by pure chance. You get to the fish market from the far end of the Old Esplanade, at the opposite end from … Continue reading

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Bleak – Bobby Fairfield – #writephoto

The angler sits squinting over the lake. This is the largest lake in England and should hold the promise of some great  sport. Fifty yards in front of the concrete shelter in which he sits, a day-glo orange point of … Continue reading

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