Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Turtle Pond on Keawe street...


This little jewel is hidden away inside my office building in downtown Hilo...if you look closely you can see a turtle sunning itself on the center rock stack, it appears to be a red eared slider (the kind you buy for $2.00 when they are the size of a silver dollar) this guy would overlap your average dinner plate and probably tips the scale at over 5 pounds! There are three very happy turtles in this pond and too many tilapia and guppies to count. This pond is the perfect zen counterpoint to a busy office building, perhaps we can enact legislation for all office buildings to have a pond ;}

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think ponds are a generation of mankind and it is a shame that more are not made available. It might be like putting on the coffee pot. Somebody has to do it and everyone likes the coffee but nobody has time to do it. Is that how the pond works. Or is it something the building owner takes care of?

Aloha said...

This one came with the building and was designed in, but the current owner cares for it and does all of the improvements...I just moved into this building and I can see where the owner needs some help with the care...so our company is going to be helping out in maintaining and improving the pond, i will post pictures as we go along...thanks for the comment!