Few images evoke as peaceful a scene as the Chinese and Japanese depictions of Koi Fish.
The muscular beauty and robust forms of Koi can be wrapped in compelling colors, gently moving and sometimes thrashing through our perspectives -
Koi have attracted the attention of countless gardeners, pond and water feature lovers for centuries. Naturally, the reasons are simple enough. For one thing, their colors are amazing – often bright with the colors of the Sun itself – and in some, other more muted colors mix with the cultivated artistic fins and tails to present a streamlined and captivating wonder of Hybridized Nature:
There are few pets who ask less of their owners. Winter sees these beautiful guys dive deep and slow their heartbeats, requiring not much of anything at all except for a deep enough pond to stay out of the way of predators.
I am an old-line fan of Koi. Pond And Fountain World have an unparalleled range of these brightly-colored, optimistic specimens at the home base in Louisville. Here are a couple of looks at the small adjoining pond outside “the office” – a few of which seem to have sprung straight out of a book of Fairy Tales:
Impossibly gorgeous, these wonderful fish surprise us with their beauty and with the grace we expect from fish as they cut through the deep.
The simple profusion shown here is always good for a few moments of watching Koi behavior. Pond And Fountain World has oodles of these gorgeous fish, all available for sale.