Friday, March 19, 2010

Dead fish.

Thanks to global warming, which has resulted in my pond being continuously frozen for three months, all the fish are dead. The floating polystyrene device that should have kept a patch clear of ice just wasn't enough. It's never frozen under that thing before, but this year it did. The ice even cracked the retaining walls around the pond!

The lawns are now yellow and composed mostly of moss after being under snow for all that time, and most of my well-established plants are dead too.

Well, I had been planning to overhaul the garden anyway. Looks like this is the year for it.

Since it's been virtually eradicated, and since it's not sensible to put out new plants here before May, some of those more ambitious schemes are now possible.

3 comments:

Southern Writer said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Maybe this will cheer you up.

Romulus Crowe said...

There's a big black cat that used to come round and stare at the fish. They'd stare back at him through the ice some years.

I still think they did it deliberately.

I've drained the pond now, I won't be starting new fish because it take ages before they can look after themselves. The cat came around last night and I've never seen disappointment register on a cat's face before!

Regina Richards said...

Poor kitty. Poor fish.

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