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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Garden in Motion and I won!!

 To me a garden isn't a garden without birdsong.




House Finches, 
 and other assorted birds are frequent visitors
especially when the wild Sunflowers go to seed.

And adding some of your own doesn't hurt either ;)
My Parakeets in the outside aviary my Dad made before I was born.

Other  natural activity makes the garden alive.
Love my Dragonflies

My photo made it into

  Praying Mantis have been considered beneficial 
but they also eat other beneficials.
They are still cool though.

Adding a water element makes your garden serene.
The Koi in my pond can make a bad day brighter. 
By simply watching them it relaxes me.
Watching fish in aquariums have been proven to 
reduce high blood pressure and stress,
I would imagine these would too.
My largest Butterfly Koi, "Angel"
I love to watch her fins float and 
move so effortlessly in the water.

My other  Koi
This one is a 3 year old baby that was born here in the pond.
 Angel and one of my Sister's babies she gave me
that is about 7 yrs old

 Feeding time :)
The whitish one is a sibling to the other baby from my Sister.
If you look close you can see an all black baby in the center of this photo. It was born last Spring, a year old now. A surprise since it's so dark we didn't even know it was in there until it grew!
 The Falls drowns out most of the neighborhood noise.
And of course I couldn't leave out Boris, his feelings would be hurt. Natasha is hiding out. It's "The Season of Love" and Boris has only one thing on his mind!


I received this in my email today:

"Hi DragonflyTreasure,

Congratulations! With 42 percent of the vote, your Hub was selected by the HubPages community as a winner! Excited? We are!

Your profile picture and an excerpt and link to your Hub will be included in today's weekly HubPages newsletter, which is sent to tens of thousands HubPages community members. You will also receive the HubNuggets Accolade, one of the rarest Accolades on HubPages.

Let me be the first to congratulate you and encourage you to continue to write such wonderful Hubs. You're an inspiration all Hubbers who are getting started and an encouragement to “veterans” as well.

We hope that you continue to enjoy writing at HubPages and participating in the community. We certainly enjoy your work.

Congratulations again, and we look forward to seeing you around.

– KoffeeKlatch Gals "

I want to thank all who voted for me!!! Woo hoo!! xoxoxoxxo


  1. I have no idea what this award is for exactly - I voted for you - and I am so glad you won. Congrats to you girl. sandie

  2. Thank you so much for voting. Hoping this explains more for you ♥♥

    "The HubNuggets contest features high-quality Hubs published by new writers like yourself. Winners of each week's contest receive special Accolades and are featured in our weekly newsletter, which is sent to tens of thousands of recipients."

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  3. i voted! :) thanks for linking up to this weeks garden party!!!! love all your back yard friends you shared! xoxo, tracie

  4. Loved seeing your parakeets in their outdoor aviary! How fun! Beautiful koi pond too.

  5. YAY!!!! congrats girl!!!
    I am just so happy to see that you have linked in this week...and to have the chance to visit here today!! I thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
    I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
    Have a wonderful week...what is left of it! lol
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    1. Thank you SO much Glenda! Really appreciated ♥


  6. butterfly koi seem to lack some of the body size of regular koi, but the overall fish can run as long as 36 to 40 inches in the right pond

    1. Love Butterfly Koi. Unfortunately, Raccoons found my pond several times over the last few years. Lost most of my Koi. Tried anything and everything to dissuade them. Sadly the Coons became to comfortable - they were even attacking us as we tried to get in our car. The guns had to come out. These little bandits that I loved as a child, has turned to hate as an adult. Hopefully this year I've found an answer to keeping them at bay.


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