Reagan's Queen Anne ~ Summer
Hummers battle for position
From May to October,
three to four dozen resident
perform their aerobatics daily for guests to enjoy.
for control of the 10-14 feeders have been furious.
Some ports have been "shared" by two birds at a time!
These little jewels zip, dive, dart, suspend themselves with
and squeak continuously, as they fight for
positioning on the feeders.
...Such delightful and Free entertainment!
(From the kitchen window...Can you count 5? Hint : One is very
blurred and behind a perch, only the tail visible.)
Backyard Koi Pond
The backyard waterfall and Koi pond
are recovering from a tornado on May 20, 2013.
Judy's fish, raised from fingerlings, with some growing to
more than 28" long,
did not fare well through the tornado. Four big Koi and
one Shubunkin were lost.
It was a sad day.
One remaining Shushi Koi is joined by an adopted Taisho Sanke
Koi one Fantail,
and one Fancy Comet, which we have had for 18 years. We were so
surprised to find three brand new tiny fish in 2015!
Then again last summer we saw FIVE more, when they were less
inches long! We believe our 18 yr old Fancy Comet,
with the very long flowing tail and pectoral fins is responsible
for the eight Comet hatchlings.
In 2017, our huge Mulberry tree in the back yard fell. Clean up
caused damage to the pond and water fall liners.
We took the opportunity, while the fish were in the Jacuzzi, to
enlarge the pond and install a new liner in 2017.
Work begins soon(2018) on the waterfall liner and pond rock