Crazy weather—6″ of snow and today a rapid melt.

These are some of the babies, who are now half a foot long. Hoping they make it through the winter in good form. Right now it’s melting as if somebody had taken a giant hair dryer to the town. Jane is in the kitchen applying copper contact paper to the nice...

This strange-looking fellow is Goku…

We got him, about a 4″-5″ size, to reassure our really baby koi, who would not come out from under their rocks and eat. Baby koi have a strong self-preservation instinct. And big ones frighten them. But so does no big ones in the pond. So…Goku. Who...

A springtime image, when the azalea is in bloom.

We painted the garage wall in imitation of a Chinese painting—painted it first in mud—real mud, from the ground—so we could get the feel we wanted, hosed off the bits we didn’t like, then re-did them. Then we got a selection of little sample...