In her comment on my beeswax post of yesterday, Yolanda asked how the goldfish were doing. I am happy to report that all the fish are alive and well in their indoor aquarium, although I suspect that they would much rather be in their outdoor pond. Thankfully they are now inside, since the pond froze again last night and stayed frozen throughout today.
I took some pictures of the five fish tonight. I had no idea that photographing them would be quite so challenging. They move so rapidly that most of the photographs came out rather blurry. But after all my efforts, I figured I should at least post a few of the better shots.
To provide the fish with some entertainment, there are bits and pieces of pond plants along with shells and polished rocks in their aquarium . I figure, too, that the fish should have memories of the garden, so there is a glass of dried roses for them to look at. I have also put my collection of Russian dolls alongside so they have a bit of colour and variety when they look out into the world.
I have discovered that the fish seem to enjoy fiddle music as much as they do eating. They have voracious appetites, but I don’t overfeed them. It is hard to gauge their size in these photographs. They range in length from ten to eighteen centimetres (4 to 7 inches).
It is amazing how attached we have become to them and how much enjoyment they give us throughout the year, both indoors and outside.
I think, like me, they are looking forward to spring and being out in their pond!