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Thread: "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood"

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    Tategoi Dan Blatt's Avatar
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    "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood"

    Mid 60's all of last week and 75 plus today and tomorrow (Easter Sunday) here in western Washington. Cherry trees blossoming, azeala's and rody's in bloom, covers open on both ponds and starting to feed carefully. It just doesn't get any better that this. Happy Easter to all!

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    Happy Easter to you, Dan ... and everyone. Beautiful tree.

    It is still "spring" in central Florida. In 6 weeks the heat will move in. I finally got around to cleaning out my little guppy pond so the ones inside can get moved out. I'm nearly a month behind schedule. Had a surprise. For the first time, guppy fry that were not caught back in October survived the winter. Stunted little things. They went 5 months without feedings. They made do with algae and insect larvae. No good for keeping ... the indoor siblings are matured breeders now. The pump had been pulled in October, so no circulation & a thick layer of leaves had built up. Water was as brown as strong tea, but they stayed warm enough to survive. Past years, the filter was left running to prevent mosquito breeding. The rapid current deters the varmints. I think my laziness saved the guupies from the cold spells. there's a lessopn in all this for koikeepers in cold climes. ... The guppies might have done well enough to keep if I'd had covers like yours.

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    Spring!

    Some great shots Dan,... thatnks for sharing! I'd like to get a closer look under that lid!

    Best Wishes,
    Brady Brandwood

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    Dan:

    Belated Happy Easter, great shots, love that tree, wish we had um here, good luck with the coming growing season

    Aloha! Mike

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    Beautiful

    Ah...Beautiful summer-like weather!

    My relatives in Seattle told me that this year, summer came to the area early.

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    Spring has arrived here too, but call me a pessimist if you like but I'm going to keep those covers on until the end of the month.

    English weather is still capable of 3 seasons a day at this time of year.

    rgds

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    Looking good Dan, looking good! JR

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    pretty Dan.... Are you heated? 8)

    best regards,

    Bob Winkler

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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
    Bob - not heated presently but will be soon. Putting together a natural gas tankless water heating system with heat exchanger, very similar to what Steve C. has. Should be operational in about a month. Have all the components - need to build and install.
    Hey Mike - I wish we had some of your plants over here.
    Banchard - spring about 3 weeks early this year. Was 82 degrees Easter Sunday - new record. My peach trees usually bloom the week of April 12-15th. This year bloomed 3rd week in March.
    Brady - closer look under the covers coming soon - just for you.

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    Hi Neighbor!
    So are you gonna show the inside contents of the pond before or after
    you know what arrives? gotta love it to see "it" and the kohaku together.
    that little matsukawabake you like from last year's spawn is now all black,
    the one white shoulder window is only a memory. picked up my bakki shower trays last night. have a full time job trying to fit that size into the inside pond footprint available. might have to do some major remodeling.
    while I'm thinking about it for those in the Seattle area, Puget Sound Koi does have a booth at the spring fair in puyallup. it opened today and runs thru sunday. i plan to man the booth on saturday so if your around would love to meet you!
    for those out of the area, I remember some 25 years ago when i moved into the area I pronounced the town where the spring fair is being held- the first time i saw it- as pooey a loop. actually it's pew -wallop! For those who don't know dan
    he was a biologist with the state and towards the end of his stellar career establsihed our wild turkey program. neat guy to know!

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