Hello from south Louisiana

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep that's right those skeeters carry the virus that can kill ya but I think I might worry a bit about a 6' gator eating my pets or me also living right next to my house :lol:
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Skeeters are worse, They bite even when left alone, gators are just big lizards and big enough to see, so if you get bitten you've usually ask for it. Got to meet Magoo today, I really enjoyed getting to talk to Dan. Very nice guy! Looking forward to going by and looking at his ponds hopefully tomorrow. I'm Bringing my camera! Sounds like I'll need to bring a extra memory card.
     
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    It took me about 15 minutes to figure out Fishin' is a Gemini. Don't let him kid ya. He has some very nice waterlilies. A pleasant change to have another pond nut close by. I enjoyed the visit.

    Dan
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    I'm going to have to get you over to see the koi at night! Maybe I can figure out a night I have few night bloomers opened up, The fish show up so much better once it gets dark and the lights come on! The wildlife gets even wilder than it was today.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    A friend of mine, in arizona, one bite by a skeeter (while working on her pond), ended up in icu for 3 weeks..........brain swelling, coma,they managed to save her, but she had to resign from work. Too weak to work and mental confusion.

    They scare me!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    That's horrible addy..........I try to make sure there is not standing water around here that is not covered by a screen or has fish in it. Don't like getting bit by those buggers or perchance getting a virus from them :squint:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Yeah I keep standing water to a minimum. Always look for it.
     
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    My wife was a Eastern Equine Ecephalitis (EEE) victim in 1999. Five days in a coma. Very fortunate that my wife recovered almost completely. We think she was bitten in our front yard while we were digging our second pond. After a year recovery she was able to teach. She became politically active in a push to form an mosquito abatement district in the southern end of our parish. She served for five years on the Abatement District board. Take them maringouin seriously.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Well, I got to go by and meet Dan today. was really neet seeing all the different Lily's. Of course they weren't all blooming but the ones that were were really beautiful. Dan will have to identify them. Enjoyed the visit and look forward to a return visit when some of the others are blooming.
     

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Here are a few more, check out the last two pics! Same plant! One was taken from one angle the other from the opposite direction to the sun, I thought these two photos were really neat!
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Wow he's got lots of beauties doesn't he :regular_waving_emot
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I love the bright bluish one in the last set of photo's the best :regular_waving_emot
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Last set is some random shots around the ponds, The last one is at my house, this Emily G.Hutchings night bloomer just opened tonight. First bloom from this lily this year.
     

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    first pic in the set? If that's the one that's King of Siam, Picture doesn't do that flower justice, we even said that when I went to take the pic, But I think it came out pretty good for my first attempt at photographing that one!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep that's the one and King of Siam fits it to a tee cuz it is king in my book :regular_waving_emot
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Very nice lily! I knew what that one was when I saw it, I've wanted one of those for a while. The wife and I got home and went to looking at where we could build a Lily pond now! LOL,
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    A nice good sized lily pond full of all kinds of beautiful lilies w/ a few little goldies in there just to ward off the skeeters would be wonderful..............oh boy, now ya got me thinkin..........I think my hubby will not be for it tho........he'd say, what do you need another one for............I only have one now so what's the big deal, I'd say. It'd be nice to have one that I could get at the lilies easy to take care of them. My pond is deep at the sides and crowded around the edge w/ stuff so hard to get in and out w/o trampling things.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Same here JW, I thought the wife would complain about building another pond but after she saw all those lily's I think she was wanting one too! I'm up to four different kinds of Night bloomers and have a fifth on order that should be here next week. there is one more night bloomer I want, I want the King of Siam or Tanzinite, and the lily I saw at Magoo's with the pink in the lily leaf, That one really got my attention and didn't even have a bloom.
     
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    The four lilies in Larkin's second set of photos are King of Siam, Wood's Blue Godess, Rose Star and Rachel Presnell.The one with the pinkish pads is Arc-en-Ciel..Fishin4cars has an Arc-en-Ciel waiting when he's ready for it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    wow wow and wow, very nice! If they would make it here easier would love to have tropical lilies.

    Very very nice magoo!
     
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