From Anna comes more information about these fish: "I know the fish are
not goldfish. If you look carefully, you will see little barbels on the
mouths. Also, the pectoral fins stick out sideways. The dorsal fin is
long down the spine, and close to the body. That tells you that these
fish are Koi. Goldfish don't have mouth barbels, their pectoral fins
are more filmy and hang down, and the dorsal fins are softer and not
attached for such a large proportion of the spine. Both goldfish and
Koi are carp, but they are different species from different parts of
Asia. Goldfish can grow fairly large, but they don't do it at anywhere
near the speed with which Koi do. At the end of three years after
purchase at a size of 4", a goldfish may be 8 or 10 inches long, but a
Koi may be easily 18 to 24 inches long, with an enormously large mouth
and appetite. You can teach them to feed from your hands and they will
actually suck on your fingers, like a baby, which is a very weird
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This has been a spring and summer of getting around.You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
from other summers:
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
There are lots of critters.
Leslie designed a
Pink and Purple
June 6, 2000
Insects - moth pictures - polyphemus
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Wendy & Sam
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was fun to create this map. Red indicates states Leslie
least driven through.