whitney form — winter garden

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Last week I went to the Monet Garden in town.  I had heard that they put bubblers in the pond to keep the fish alive and I wanted to see it for myself.  Not true.  No evidence of life in the pond.  I did, however use the opportunity to snap a few pictures.  I saw Kerfe use the Whitney short form yesterday and really liked the look of it.  The poem is in that form (3-4-3-4-3-4-7.)

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  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I hate when people don’t do what they say…. I think though the fish will be ok…they adapt to low oxygen levels. I looked that up not long ago for some reason.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, that pond is artificial and so shallow I’m (99%) sure it is frozen solid. I really don’t want to go there in the spring and find their carcasses 😦

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        If it’s that shallow then yes they should have put something in…especially since the fish are captive there.

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  2. Brrr, looks pretty cold. Though I do like your picture and the park looks nice – perhaps more enjoyable in warmer temperatures! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      When they first put it together way back when it really looked like a postage stamp sized Monet Garden. It still looks nice but not like it once did. You’re right, it looks way better in warmer temps 🙂

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  3. memadtwo says:

    I also have heard that fish can survive below the ice. I like the unity of greyscale photo and poem, and I hope you go back and take more photos in the spring. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think the ice is frozen solid but will have to wait until spring to see. ::fingers crossed:: I will take some pics just for you in the spring (hopefully with no fish carcasses!)

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I look forward to it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Heather.

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      1. sgeoil says:

        You’re welcome.

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  4. Dale says:

    Lovely poem 🙂
    Did you notice if there were any holes in the ice? I got this from the Internets…

    “What do I do with my pond fish in the winter?
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    You can help your koi fish survive winter in a few ways. Pond fish in winter need a hole in the ice, an aerator, not to be fed below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and a clean pond. Ponds in Maryland over 2 feet deep won’t freeze all the way. When winter comes your fish do like bears and start to kind of hibernate.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very good info thank you for sharing. There were no holes in the ice. I’m guessing the pond is 2 feet or more deep but not sure. I had no idea that fish went into a hibernation-like state! Now I’m really curious if they survived or not.

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      1. Dale says:

        I am going to hope there is a hole you just didn’t see… or that they were moved elsewhere. You keep us posted!

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