Guess who came to dinner.
Austin picked up this beautiful parrot fish (and his kindred in the sink behind him) in the market last week. Cooked in a big soup with very rich coconut cream – yum, yum, yum!
This also is a good intro to the venue that caught my interest most this week: THE AQUARIUM. (“How is this a good intro?” asks Austin. “Because the aquarium is for FISH,” I reply.)
This is the young leaf of a bele plant (that is “tree spinach”). that someone threw into the tank several weeks ago – Austin thinks maybe he put it in for fish food. The leaf should be gone or at least decomposing..
Instead it is growing roots! A leaf !
Providing something of interest to the little fishy inhabitants.
They need stuff to keep them entertained in their confinement. Maybe they are interested in the baby snails. There are 10 or so of them, though the tank was started with only 3 adult snails.
Here are two of the baby snails with the small gravel providing perspective. ….
But wait – in the aquarium there is more! But first we have to go outside.
This unassuming pale purple flower lives in the front of the house.
It has these plain looking seed pods.
Here they are in Akka’s hand. The very entertaining thing about these seeds is that they explode a few seconds after getting wet. You’ve seen the “fireworks” in A Bug’s Life – it’s like that with these seeds.
So what does it have to do with the aquarium? Some visiting kids threw exploding seed pods into the aquarium a few weeks ago…. and TA DA …..
We have a ball of “exploding seed” sprouts in our fish tank.
Honestly, I never saw this coming when Austin brought the “good deal” aquarium home.
OK – now for the PROMISED CUTENESS:
Po is still very protective so I couldn’t get all the pups out. A black one died, and here are all the survivors – eight of them. Four black and four white. You may not be able to make them all out so I have cut out their close ups.
From the back forward, here are White Pups 1, 2-3, and 4 You’ll have to work to see white pup 3.
From the back forward, here are Black Pups 1-2, 3 and 4. You’ll have to work to see that there are 2 black pups in the first photo. I did the best I could. But now….
Here are two of them I took outside to the grass yesterday.
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Hoping you all have a week that is puppy-wonderful.
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