Wonders of the deep Posted on June 2, 2007

A major submarine event here: our carp have pupped. Possibly ages ago; the water in the moat is too murky to follow events closely. We don’t know which of the three senior koi are the parents: Orlando (the Marmalade Carp), Aeroflot or the Pink Pig. They have been dawdling around together for decades without apparently getting frisky. I suspect Orlando because the new arrival is orange – almost goldfish-red, indeed. We have had big goldfish in the past, until the heron speared them, but carp are longer, sleeker, and eventually as round as torpedoes. I’m sure we’ll find out the young one’s name soon.

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