Sunday, March 21, 2010



Welcome to Koi Joy at my house. Some photographs speak for themselves but I can’t resist adding a few words today. This is my 500th post on Mary’s View.

Spring cleaning

reveals our true colors.


Let go of winter's appeal for resting.



Rid of the tea water and


old algae that suffocates and clogs.

Rid of sludge and decay


rid of everything that bundles


laugh and smile


because it’s time to be busy with growth,
to get moving,

to see the sun

to feel the heat, and


to get jiggy wid it.


Sow some wild oats!



Swirl and gush and look


for brighter days.




Spin on your feet with arms wide open.

It's Spring, once again.


Mary Ann said...

Amazing, beautiful, AHHHH!

Shelly Cox said...

Simply gorgeous. The first image reminds me of a cartoon fish straight out of Disney....LOVE IT. I can't wait until we can get our pond spring cleaned and enjoy it. We had 5 more inches of snow yesterday day :o(
so it will be awhile yet....

Anonymous said...

My husband would be jealous of your fish!

The Blue RIdge Gal

Peg Silloway said...

Mary...gorgeous! That first photo gives Mr. Monet a run for his money. Wow! Wow! SPRING!!!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

These are the most beautiful and amazing photos I've ever seen...applause for your fish and your camera skills!!!

Susan Ellis said...

Mary, your skill with the camera and your ability to put words to the images is incredible! Yours is my very favourite blog!

Peg Wiggins said...

Your Koi are beautiful, Mary!

Caroline said...

Beautiful clear water and beauteous the pictures.

Odd coincidence, check my blog for this coming Wednesday 3/24, you must have been channeling....

BJ said...

Ohhhhhh Mary! These are the best looking Koi that I've seen in a long time! WOW!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Oh, May- You are like soft summer air after months of wind chill factors!
Love it, love you.

Murr Brewster said...

I want your camera, your koi, your eyes. Better yet, you do it and keep sharing.

Jayne said...

Every year I probably say it and yet here it is... I don't think I've ever been so glad to see spring come! So there! :c)

Anonymous said...

Gee, you do a great job of keeping your pond clean!

When are you coming to WingHaven? :)

Mary said...

Mary Lee - I pay a pro to clean it once a year. And, I haven't had a day off since Christmas...Wing Haven is in the back of my mind...somewhere.

Mary said...

I'm glad you all like the photos. I had a wonderful time in the sun yesterday. Everything was so brilliant! Now, rain.

Maria said...

All of those photos are gorgeous but that first one. UN REAL.

KGMom said...

Lovely lovely lovely.
I wanted to say that before I read all the other comments.
I suspect I will simply be joining the chorus--but here goes anyway tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Love love love love love this post, and those underwatercolors are the heart of art.
You capture exactly what I'm feeling.
Alive again!

TR Ryan said...

These are outrageous! You are a true artist. I love how you see the world.

NatureWoman said...

Spring. Yay!!!! Wow, beautiful, gorgeous photos.

possumlady said...

That first photo looks like a Zick watercolor--truly amazing.

Heather said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post, Mary. Happy Spring to you!

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful Mary!

jason said...

Oh my ever loving goodness, Mary. What beautiful photos! I'm blinded by the vibrant colors. Just gorgeous.

And I keep giggling at the first photo.

jane augenstein said...

Ahhh, beautiful Mary! Such gorgeous pictures of your lovely fish!!! :-D

Diane said...

Wonderful, refreshing photos of your koi. You are a very talented photographer.

Q said...

Hi Mary,
Soon the hummers will return....all is good.
The pond and the fish sure look wonderful.

Wendy said...

What beautiful pics! Those fish are so clear - colours sparkle! Happy Spring to you!!!

jeanmac said...

Such pictures - I say that everytime but they do get more wonderful!Happy spring, Mary.

Cathy said...

Dang. What an amazement.

These pictures are dazzling.

And they adorn a very sweet essay.

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