Butterfly Koi


Watercolor on Masonite 8 by 10.  $75.00   Some folks call these fish ” fairy fish” or “Dragon fish” and “long fin Koi”.   I watched this Butterfly Koi swimming back and forth under about a foot of water and I was desperatly trying to see if this little long fin fish would hold still.  Not a chance, she was moving like Isadora Duncan, darting about, flipping her tail back and forth,  & her fins were flowing all around her like veils.  She swirled in and out of the lilly pads and under the falls.  It was like watching an underwater dance, there she was all alone skimming thru the water and dancing for no one but for herself.    They are beautiful fish and so different than the standard Koi.  Some folks think their not Koi at all but a hybrid.  I don’t really get involved in show Koi ( although they are beautiful)  and I  don’t care about the correct classifications of Koi, I just like them as I like my three rescue dogs, for the pleasure of watching them and having them be a part of my life.

 I’ve owned several purebred dogs in the past but none ever gave me the love my three mutts have given me each and every day. 

Also that reminds me of my  Walmart fish..  I told this story a while back…who would have thought, its an ugly duckling story all over again. 

 It started to rain tonight and the weather seems a bit cooler.  Its refreshing after a couple of very humid days.

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