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    Post by Joy on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 3:00 pm

    Bruiser's brother, Keithd, has a good sized dam on his property & apart from water birds & aquatic life, there are water lilies growing in profusion. His property is in the middle of a sugarcane growing area & he grows sugarcane, soybeans &/or dryland rice.

    Some small views of the dam.



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    Post by Joy on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 3:03 pm

    Close ups of the water lilies. These have very small white flowers.



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    Post by Dawn on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 4:39 pm

    What a lovely little dam!. Such a bonus to have the ducks and waterlilies. Nice photo's Joy, is this in the same area you are in . It is so lovely and green there, looks peaceful and quiet. Lovely piece of drift wood too. Thanks for sharing these.
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    Post by Dawn on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 4:40 pm

    I for got to ask are there any fish
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    Post by Joy on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 5:25 pm

    It is a very quiet spot, Dawn.Most of the farms around there are sugarcane farms.

    It is in our area but is inland of us & is hotter in the summer & colder in the winter. :lol: Forgot to mention that the water lilies arrived during a flood a few years ago. Bruiser's brother did put perch into the dam but is not sure if there are any left. There must be some fish as there are pied cormorants there (there is one in two pics above, just to the right of that pile of old tree stumps in the middle of the pic) as well as the darter. They are both fish eaters so there must be something to keep them there. Bruiser thinks there could be rotten old carp as well as mullet & eels. The carp & mullet can get there during floods & eels are known to travel overland to reach water.


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    Post by Dawn on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 8:21 pm

    Yes! I see the pied cormorant now, didn't notice it until you pointed it out.

    I bet there are a lot of frogs there too!

    The eels you mention ! are they the kind one can eat?
    I have eaten eel in France it was very nice.
    I might be mistaken but I think they called it salmonette. My spelling could be wrong on this. It was a long time ago, but I shall never forget the flavour very oily but succulent. They had a pinky colour flesh so that could be the origin of it's name, as I know it wasn't salmon.
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    Post by Joy on Wed 16 Dec 2009, 9:11 pm

    Yes, they are the edible kind, Dawn. Have eaten eel decades ago, back in New Zealand, when I was a kid visiting a relative's farm. We caught them in the creek. They were panfried in butter & were very tasty, if I remember.

    Don't think Bruiser's brother would catch them for eating. :lol: They would probably taste a bit muddy. :roll:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 3:17 pm

    Some more of the waterlilies.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 3:23 pm

    Went to Bruiser's brother's place yesterday & took some more pics of the dam now that winter is here. Was surprised to see no birds there as six months ago it was teeming with aquatic birdlife. There was only one flower starting to bloom in the water. Don't know what it is but it isn't a waterlily. That is a neighbour's sugarcane in the background.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 3:33 pm

    Here is the flower which is still opening.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 3:34 pm

    It is a weed, apparently. A pretty weed if I may say so, though.



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    Post by Dawn on Sun 13 Jun 2010, 7:22 pm

    It is a pity the birds arn't there Joy eh!, perhaps they have all flown to warmer places? I am sure they will return sometime soon!. It looks so beautifully green and peaceful.
    We get that " pretty weed " here in the dams. I used to know what it was called, it is also very similar to a water lily variety that one can buy for garden ponds here, except it s flower is much smaller
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    Post by Joy on Sun 13 Jun 2010, 8:57 pm

    It is very peaceful there as they are off the "beaten track", as we say. Think the flower is a blue lotus, Dawn. Keith just referred to it as a weed.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 06 Sep 2011, 10:50 am

    More views of the dam & the waterlilies from that day.


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