Friday, June 21, 2013

Backyard Explorations

On Sunday the boys were playing in our backyard and I grabbed my camera.

We were feeding our leftovers from breakfast to the fish.  Turns out that my boys do not love turkey sausage, but the fish really do!

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I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of fish this is.  So far we call it zebra fish.  We are scientists of the highest order, right?

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It lives in that PVC pipe that we added to our “aquarium” last winter.

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The angel fish were trying to squeeze sausage pieces into their tiny mouths.

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We saw a baby barracuda hanging out in the algae.  This one was about the size of my thumb.

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The hermit crabs were in the algae too.  The algae is probably like Cracker Barrel on Sunday mornings.  It’s the place to eat on the weekends!

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Another small barracuda and a conch!NIK_2842

Jackson found his first conch.NIK_2851

Not sure how it ended up on our beach, but it was fun to look at.NIK_2868

Once we put him back in the water we got to see his eyes.

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Hank tried to scare off the little fish that swim in the shallow waters.

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He is not the aggressive type, so no fish were harmed.NIK_2883

Miller did what he does best!NIK_2920

Then he decided to help his brother hunt the fish.NIK_2941NIK_2950NIK_2967

The caught a rock.  The fish were pretty safe!

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Sometimes I do dream about having a nice grassy backyard, but I really like this backyard very much!

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katie daisy

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