My sister filled her fishpond with dirt on Saturday. She saw the video of her fish, and said that those are not Butterfly Koi but long tail comets. When she mentioned long tail comet, the name Hale-Bopp comet came to mind. I thought to myself, your are kidding right? I thought they were fat Butterfly Koi. She did have 1 Koi left and gave it to Bo. It was big and Bo released it in our backyard fishpond.
Just two weeks ago this was what it looked like.
Bo came and got the rocks. He is thinking about building another level to our fishpond and make a waterfall. I’m sure this will be a fun project for him and can’t wait to see the waterfall.
My sister’s tulips made me think of the tulips at Biltmore Estate. I don’t want to miss the tulips this year, and I’m hoping that we will get to visit this weekend, or next weekend when they have the Festival of Flowers starting April 7th. I did a video of the tulips in 2010 and this was when I first learned how to shoot video.
The season definitely starts earlier in this part of the country. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York, we used to call the Azaleas a Mother’s Day flower since they bloom around Mother’s Day, May 10th. And here it is only the end of March and it’s already budding and should be blooming in the next few days.
I recall the day my dad and I bought this flower. Not very often that I get to go to the flea market with him on a Thursday and he bought 2 plants and I bought 2 also in 2009. I gave one to my sister Bee and kept one in my garden. My dad’s plants look a lot healthier than mine, and I’m wondering if the one that I gave to Bee is still alive.
My dad’s Cherry Blossom starts to bloom also. It should be in full bloom by next weekend.
And as for the seedlings, they are slowly growing and these are the Thai eggplants.
These are chili peppers. It will be a few weeks before we could plant them outside.
Photos were taken with CanonT2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.