Eben and the Koi.

There is a Koi pond at the nature center where Eben takes all of his gardening classes, but the children are no longer allowed to get in with the fish. Understandably so. Whever we are in Florida, Eben anxiously awaits our trip to Louis and Linda’s house. One of the reasons is because Louis and Linda have an enorous Koi pond in their yard. The best part is that Eben can get in it and swim with the Koi. The Koi do not seem bothered by this at all, they are very social. These lovely Koi look just like the one’s in Louis’ lovely paintings.

Would you swim with Koi?
What do you think?


7 Responses to Eben and the Koi.

  1. one4earth September 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    OMG YES!!! I would LOVE to swim with them wearing goggles so I could see them at their level…SO cool!

  2. Sweet Greens September 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi one4earth,
    That is a great idea. I will have to have Eben wear his goggles next time we go.
    Sweet Greens.

  3. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma September 22, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    hmm.. i really don’t know. i guess i’m more open to the idea if i’m swimming with fish in a bigger area instead of an enclosed catchment like a pond. i think it’s great that a child has no fear to begin with. you know, like, conditioning. not that i have major issues at all. i’m just rambling 😛

  4. Sweet Greens September 22, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Tom Tuttle from Tacoma,
    I know what you mean. I don’t think that at his age, I would have willingly gotten into a pool full of Koi. I am very happy that he has no fear whatsoever of Nature.
    Sweet Greens.

  5. Kara Witham September 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Yeah I would swim with Koi!


    We have a Koi pond where I work (contemporary art museum as a museum guard)…not sure how my boss would take to me jumping in the Koi pond while on the clock…(or off the clock, for that matter)

    Yay Koi!

  6. Sweet Greens September 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi Kara,
    Yeah, your boss probably wouldn’t appreciate that. {It would be fun though} hee hee.
    Sweet Greens.


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