Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra snow October 2010

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Koi pond~Nature Notes~050213

Our son, grandson, and his mom joined us last weekend up in Idyllwild.  We all wanted a weekend out of the desert heat and it turned out to be a good decision.  It was 103 degrees on Sunday in the desert.  Yes, the Stagecoach fans had to endure that heat!  We couldn't get into our regular (favorite) cabin at Silver Pines Lodge, so we booked a smaller one at the Fern Valley Inn.  It was delightful, but a bit cramped.  And, there weren't as many blue jays and gray squirrels.  So, in a couple of weeks, we are all heading back to Idyllwild and the Silver Pines Lodge's big cabin.  It has a large back porch with a swing and provides an excellent area to feed the blue jays and squirrels.  Also, a family group of quail come twice a day (morning and late afternoon) to feed next to the cabin, so we'll be able to watch them.  And, it has a koi pond (we're going to have to keep an eye on the grandson so he doesn't tumble in!).  He really enjoyed watching the fish when we stopped by the cabins last weekend for a preview.  These koi are HUGE!  And, they were all mouths!  I'm sure the grandson will be worn out from that next trip!  Nature Notes for May 2, 2013.  To visit NN, please go to:  http://ramblingwoods.com/


Rambling Woods said...

I would love a koi pond...and so would the herons.. Michelle

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Looks like you have some gorgeous places to visit. I love your header image.