Lunchtime Photo

This is a koi swimming around at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, one of the few semi-rural places left in Orange County. I was there a few months ago, and was surprised to learn they had a koi pond. I don’t think it was there the last time I visited, which was probably about 50 years ago. I guess I should keep a little more up to date.

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