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Silent Sunday: 5-14-’22

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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      1. Oh no, this is not our starfish. Housing one like that would require meticulous care and a healthy saltwater fishtank. I’m sure there are some fish hobbyists who can do it, but I’m a feeble freshwater fishkeeping gal. lol
        Thank you for thinking that I have the talent to have a special pet like a starfish, but no, it was the star at the museum’s aquarium. I should’ve been clearer about in the description tags. But I’m happy you thought it was my pet! 🙂

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      2. See I gave you credit for it – I should have realized you don’t have a saltwater fishtank.

        When I was a kid, a neighbor had piranhas and used to feed them hamburger and us kids would stand around and watch him feed them.

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      3. curtsy…curtsy…
        We spoke with the fish store employee asking him if it’s difficult and expensive to start a saltwater tank? He said it’s doable with $200 and that can get you a 20 gallon tank, salt for salt water, small clown fish, and small live corals. Not bad but I’m sure it can get expensive as you get into the hobby. There must be lots of learning in keeping a saltwater fish tank, though our wallet will feel the pinch if each fish costs upwards of $30.
        Yes, I remember you mentioned your neighbor with the piranhas. That’s jsut crazy…feeding them hamburgers. Cool and creepy.


      4. I had no idea how much it was to keep saltwater fish for accessories and for each fish – wow. Years ago my boss taught at the law school and co-taught with a lawyer from the NLRB. I got to know that teacher pretty well as my boss didn’t use e-mail at all, so I deal with Joe on my own. Anyway, Joe is a fly fisherman and teaches, does fly tying as a hobby and always throws them back. But he had three tropical fish tanks in his office at the time … the three tanks took up one office wall. Then he got a promotion to be Regional Director in Chicago, so he had to move all the tanks from his Detroit office to his office in Chicago – he said they all made it. He retired five years later and moved back to Michigan as family was here and he had a cabin up north. So all the fish came back and this time stayed at home. He/wife travel a lot now and have a “fish-sitter” to fed and ensure there are no power outages to be problematic for the fish. A fellow blogger also have huge fish tanks … he has converted his garage to a menagerie (his words not mine) where he keeps his fish and his two parrots. The piranhas – a little offbeat. Good thing the kids are eying piranhas. 🙂


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