Isabelle is someone I am rather proud of. She has a lot of my idiosyncracies, which makes her fun, but she also has this spirited, passionate soul that is all hers. I really didn't want a daughter who was like me (I gave my parents WAY too much grief) but she seems to be growing out of my shadow into a person who will let the world know just how much she matters.
Okay, check this out:
Upper left: The male in question
Lower right: a "normal male"
The top male guppy has an extra fin on his belly, and also a round mass growing in front of the fin that looks like it has a small fish eye in it. Do I have the first documented case of Guppy Siamese Twins? The extra fin has all the finery that is supposed to grow out the back, not the belly, and that eye-thing is freaky.
Sorry for the bad quality of these photos..ever try to get a fish to be still while you are photographing it?
Anyone have any insight into guppy mutations?
I have to get to bed soon...in the morning, I will be going on my first "real" guided bird field trip! And I will be blogging the Hell out of it, you can be sure. We will be looking for mainly water birds, and since my life list is currently at 98, there's a lot of room to add more with little effort.
I will be meeting a blogger friend face to face, too!
By the way: It's the Swami's birthday today. Pay him a visit and wish him a good one!
(I found a yak puppet for a birthday present for him...he was moved.)