Misty Crocus – and a Mystery Solved

It is such a pretty morning that I had to grab the camera and go wandering in the yard in my jammies and slippers.  The neighbors are used to this by now.  These are the last of the crocus for this year – looking all soft and beautiful in the foggy light.  crocus

And the mystery solved? Meet Lois: lois1 If you look in the comments on Wednesday’s post, you see that a reader de-lurked to help me out. Thanks anonymous – I really appreciate your help. I had no idea where to look, or what to look for in determining who might be the culprit in this little soap opera. But now that I know, it is quite obvious that Louie is a girl fish. I hope Mark will understand the necessity for changing her name.

So the lady at the fish store obviously made a mistake. I can’t be mad at her though, because in the course of helping me find the fishy equipment that I needed, she told me that my hair looks “fantastic”. She wanted to know if I color it myself [yes], if I’m a hairdresser [no], and what color it is [L’Oreal Preference 6G]. Her own hair looked really nice, so I felt quite complimented. Our mutual admiration apparently caused her to not look closely enough in dipping out my fishies.

And – there are not just two surviving babies, but at least four. They are too small and too elusive for me to get a photo of them, but as are all baby creatures, they are very cute. I’m amazed they are still alive, but they manage to find hiding places among the bigger river rocks in the tank, and now the bigger fish seem to pretty much ignore them.

So while, as Larry so elegantly put it, she was “knocked up” when we brought her home, Rico [now that I know where to look] is definitely a boy fish, so there is nothing to stop them from continuing to reproduce. She looks like quite the hussy to me.lois2

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11 Responses to Misty Crocus – and a Mystery Solved

  1. annbb says:

    I can hardly wait till you get a photo of the babies! You have the best fish tank!

  2. Trisha says:

    And a hussy with an attitude! It will be interesting to see if you have more babies in the future . . . and how long the last!

  3. Charlane says:

    :) I’m glad some of the babies are hanging on!

  4. Daryl says:

    Its your very own Circle of Life …

  5. tj says:

    …You know, this whole story sounds a little fishy to me…*giggle* ;o)

    …Hoping your Easter is “egg-stra” special! Love the crocus photo too!

    …Blessings…

  6. TEDDIE says:

    “knocked up” huh. ( hahaha) Guys are always so elequent(sp?) aren’t they?

  7. Kate says:

    If your salesperson had looked more closely, she would have noticed the hussy factor in girlie girl here.
    And I used to use L’Oreal Preference 6G too! It’s a good color, isn’t it?

  8. Flea says:

    Maybe they’re married. Maybe that’s why the lady kept them together.

  9. ellyn says:

    Beautiful photos.

    Anonymous-Thanks for clearing that up for her. It was keeping her up nights worrying about it. Kind of sad really.

  10. jy says:

    I’m glad I could help. I hadn’t actually intended on being Anonymous, but I forgot to fill in the field for the name and then clicked ‘submit’.

    … ah, but if you had known in advance we would not have had such an entertaining entry and besides, your tank looks like a good home for Lois. I used to keep fish when I was younger but they kept dying on me, so I concluded that I should do them a favour and stop buying them.

  11. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Ann, Trisha & Charlane – if they survive, I will definitely have photos of them.

    Daryl – I hope it stays a small circle, cause we have a small house – no room for more fish tanks.

    Teddie – aren’t they though?

    tj – giggle

    Kate – it is my fave – I stray to others sometimes, but I always come back ;)

    Flea – I bet that was it!

    Ellyn – remind me to give you a good smack next weekend when we come up.

    jy – glad you de-lurked in a delightful way – thanks again!

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