Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A quiet moment

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I spent some time at this "pond" on Sunday. It was beautiful and peaceful. There were hundreds of dragonflies of different colors buzzing around the lily pads and bees making themselves at home.

IMG_8776 as Smart Object-1It was also dinnertime for the koi fish living here. Koi are such interesting-looking fish. According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would become transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, the koi became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.

It reminded me of a koi experience we had years ago on vacation. A koi was plucked out of a pond by a bird. The koi struggled so much the bird dropped him on the ground, right in front of my daughter. She didn't hesitate for a minute. She scooped up the koi and tossed him over a hedge that separated us from the pond. Hearing the splash of him landing in the water, we were sure he was some amazing fighting koi.

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