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I love my backyard. I have a goldfish pond that hubby built for me

My goldfish, Robin, just got promoted to Batman! There is a new baby goldfish we have named Robin!

We found a new baby goldfish in our pond just now. He is itsy bitsy! We love to find new baby fish in the pond.

After they are hatched, they hide between rocks until they are bigger than my biggest fish’s mouth. Once they are bigger than Ilsa’s mouth, they come out of their hiding place.

When our fish are babies, they tend to hang out with each other. We took to calling the youngest baby “Robin” and the next oldest baby “Batman”. Each time we notice a brand new teensy baby fish, the previous youngest baby gets promoted to Batman.

Silly, I know. But, it just makes it fun for my hubby and me to watch our fish. Most of our goldfish turn orange and we can never tell them apart again. When they are babies we get to watch them grow up.

Welcome to the family, Robin!

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My goldfish pond looks naked. There are no plants growing yet.

This is the very beginning of Spring. The snow and ice has melted, and things are just barely starting to grow.

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The lily plants are just starting to send up shoots from the bottom of the pond. In a few months our pond will be covered with lily plants and flowers!

I’m planning on documenting the growth of the plants periodically throughout the season.

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My hubby and I have additions to our family: Two baby koi fish.

So far, we have only had goldfish in our pond in the backyard. We decided to get a couple of new baby koi fish to give the pond some variety. They are only about three inches long right now:

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Aren’t they cute?

We’ve been thinking of names for them. One has stripes, so I was thinking of Tiger. Then again, they both have "red hair", so I was thinking of Shaun White and Carrot Top, two famous redheads. I still haven’t decided…

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We are having a “First Day of Spring” snowstorm in Oklahoma City. The high yesterday was 72 degrees!

This morning, I was going to write about all the signs of Spring in my backyard: The goldfish in my pond are active, the grass is starting to grow, and the most fun for me: The first water lily leaf of the season reached the surface of the pond!

I have a picture of the first water lily leaf in my camera right now. It feels kind of silly to post a picture of it during a snow storm.

Yesterday was a beautiful day! There was blue sky and it was nice and warm. The park bench my hubby and I sat on while we fed the goldfish now has three or four inches of snow on it!

As we say here: If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait five minutes.

They say we might get as much snow as the Christmas Eve blizzard. Here’s a video I took I took in my backyard on Christmas Eve:

This video was after the blizzard first started. The funny thing is that we already have more snow than is in this video! Of course, it snowed all day Christmas Eve, so we got more than this.

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Welcome to my little paradise in our backyard!

My wonderful hubby built this goldfish pond in our backyard. We have a lot of birds come to it. It is my own personal Garden of Eden

I am having mixed feelings about the magnificent Great Blue Heron that’s been visiting our goldfish pond… A yellow waterlily bloomOur pet rabbit under the park bench next to our goldfish pondThe goldfish pond in our backyard The waterfall of out goldfish pond Closeup of goldfish pond Closeup of our goldfish pond White waterlilies Our backyard showing our goldfish pond and our African grey parrot Rufus  A male Great tailed grackle by our goldfish pond A baby Mourning dove in our backyardOur waterfall of our goldfish pond

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