This is Blackthorn the Holland Lop. The breeder named him after a spring blooming flower, I looked it up and it's in the Prunus family. Sweet Pea liked his name and is keeping it.
He was so happy to have so much open space to run and hop in. His one ear likes to stand up, I think it gives him character.
Over the winter we lost quite a few fish for some reason. My friend that lives nearby also lost most of their fish this winter. Today we bought 4 new fish. We found these koi at the local pet store, they were very inexpensive ($3 - $5 each). These are the two the girls picked out.
I chose these two yellow ones. The one on the right is a butterfly, but I think the other one is too although it was in a tank with just regular koi. I chose them for their beautiful colors. For some reason I love yellow fish.
Hopefully they'll like their new home. There are only about 4 or so other fish in there now and maybe a couple of tiny babies that we had seen a month ago.
Hope you all get a chance to work in your garden this weekend, the sun is trying to come out here. Happy Mother's Day!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.