Calming koi

It’s always good, sometimes essential, to have a place to escape to; somewhere that whisks away one’s worries and makes the world, for a little while at least, seem much more like a friend, than foe. Arguably the kind of sanctuary that the home should offer, but of late, regular aftershocks have upset that somewhat.

So for me, a quiet little pond, that’s fortunately not far away, is just such a spot. A beautiful place where tremors aren’t noticeable, and this fella, obliviously going about his business, is incredibly calming.

Japanese koi

Even more so with the added ambience of running water.


Plus, now and again, some pleasing signs of the passing seasons.

Japanese koi


  1. Matt says

    Very nice shot with the cherry blossom on the water. The sound adds a new dimension to it.

    • says

      Cheers Matt! The quietness, apart from the sound of the water, is a big part of why I like the place so much, so I was keen to include it.

  2. winnie says

    Looking at the pictures with the added ambience of running water,
    it makes me feel like I am watching him in front of the pond . :)
    Thank you for sharing!

    • says

      Thanks! It really is a lovely spot. Glad to hear you at least got some sense of it from the photos and audio.

  3. says

    Wow. Really really beautiful photos. I love the majority of your work, but these spoke to me. Beautiful.

    Love your blog, keep posting!

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