Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Koi Talk

Koi Pond, Selby Gardens Sarasota Florida


"Hey, lady with the clicking box, ya got a little something for me?"


"Can't Ya See? we are starving here, toss us a little fish food, why don't cha?" Geez, Lady, it's only a QUARTER for fist full of food for fish". Drop your quarter in that glass box and PU LEESE give us some fish food."





Koi  literally "brocaded carp"), are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.



AMAZING!  Koi, they can live as long as 200 years!

13 comments:

Snapper II said...

The Koi are beautiful, so fastenating. they are getting more and more popular.
I really love your blog design. I will work on mine as time allows.

Remington said...

200 years! WOWZERS! Great pics. They are so colorful!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Poor skinny little fish. I can see they are starving!! LOL!! Hope you gave them some food in the end. :)

I am pleased that I evevtually managed to get your blog open Sandra. Also I see it is feeding into my Reader but not to my blog and I dont know what. I will fix it up when I get home on Sunday.

George said...

They won't live that long if you starve them! Did you break down and give them some food?
These are great pictures.

srp said...

Yes, the world wants to know if you broke down and fed them... The one speaking with his mouth wide open is particularly pathetic looking. I knew dogs could give you a sad look but never thought fish could. ;)

Ginny said...

So did you feed those big round mouths? 200 years!!?? You have GOT to be kidding, really! I have a hard time believing that. To me, they have always looked like really big goldfish. Great pictures, don't think I've ever seen fish begging for food before! Did you teach them to roll over?

From the Kitchen said...

They won't live 200 years if you don't feed them lady! Of course, I thought they were all posing for the camera. Great shots!

Best,
Bonnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I love seeing the Koi... We saw them --looked just like your pictures---when we visited Garvin Gardens in Arkansas... Somewhere I have photos....

Great set of pictures.

Hugs,
Betsy

mamabug said...

These are some smart fish! Love those little fishy mouths begging for food.

Scott said...

That is amazing - 200 years? So did you feed them? Great shots and great job on the dialogue.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Woe..had no idea they lived that long!! Remember the movie The Incredible Mr Limpet starring Don Knotts..he was staring into the water "I wish I were a fish" lol)) They are pretty. I'd like to turn into mermaid for the day!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm amazed at how crystal clear that pond is, it really lets you see the beauty of the koi. When we lived on the other side of the state there were a couple of ponds in public gardens. Too cold on this side of the mountains in the winter months.

Beautiful shots Sandra but did you feed those poor starving creatures??

Krista said...

How cool! I love fish ponds like that. I really love feeding them and watching them go crazy for a minute. Those ones were STAAAARving, couldn't you tell? LOL!