Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's Always Something

This is a picture of the entrance of my house.
That lovely vine you see has taken about 5 years to get that size. In the spring it will blossom with tons of tiny white, very fragrant flowers. At Christmas we cover it in tiny white lights attempting to duplicate the look of the flowers.
Between the two large pillars is my koi tank. Last November, we lost our last 5 year old koi. We took two weeks to clean and rebuild the tank. We now have 4 new, healthy, happy fish who will eat from my hand. (Sorry all you cat and dog lovers, but the days of indoor pets is long gone). We really like the constant sound of running water and the fish are relaxing to watch.

Here's a shot of the back of the house. My husband is a big tv fan. We have two satellites dishs and an antennae. He has explained why several times but it's all over my head.
Now you are wondering why I am showing these pictures to you. You'll have to come back tomorrow for the rest of this tale.


Lin said...

I wish they made small koi. I don't like how big they get so we have fancy goldfish in our pond instead. The only problem is that I have to bring them in for the winter, which neither they nor I like very much.

Ann said...

I don't know much about fish but I can't wait to hear the rest of your story tomorrow. I just love a cliff

Rick and Robin said...

Not able to see the pic of the vine close up but, it sounds like Confederate jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides. Thought I would let you know.